Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Legal Eves

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This section features the women within Black Letter Law, many of whom have made history and/or cracked, if not broken, the glass ceiling.

Helen Valley

Helen Valley is a barrister of 25 Bedford Row. She was called to the Bar in 1990 and is a leading junior in serious and complex and crime cases. Helen is a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, Criminal Bar Association, Bar Pro Bono Unit, Female Fraud Forum, Central London Bar Mess...

Joy Van Cooten

Joy Van Cooten was the last national Chair of the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) 

Mona Vaswani

Mona Vaswani is a partner at Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy and deals with a variety of banking and finance disputes, with a special emphasis on fraud and asset tracing as well as trust...

Nilufer von Bismarck

Nilufer von Bismarck is a corporate partner at Magic Circle law firm Slaughter and May and one of the most respected professionals in Mergers and...

Ayesha Waheed

Ayesha Waheed is a partner at Latham and Watkins in the Project Development and Finance Practice Group. Her practice also incorporates banking, energy, oil and gas across India, Turkey and...

Sandra Wallace

Sandra Wallace is a partner at global law firm DLA Piper and is based at its Birmingham office. She is Head of the firm’s Employment Group in the UK as well as the UK Equality & Diversity...

Sayeeda Warsi, Baroness Warsi

Sayeeda Hussain Warsi is a peer in the House of Lords. She held a dual post as the Minister of State at the Foreign Office as well as the Minister for Faith and Communities at the Ministry of Communities and Local...

Anesta Weekes QC

Anesta Weekes QC is a barrister at 23 Essex Street Chambers, where she specialises in Criminal Law and is the head of Education and Training. She is also a Recorder of the Crown...

Rufina (Aswini) Weereratne QC

Rufina (Aswini) Weereratne QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specialising in mental health law....

Patrice Wellesley-Cole

Patrice Wellesley-Cole is an Immigration Judge. She graduated in Law from St Hugh's College, Oxford before being called to the Bar (Inner...

Sarah Wiggins

Sarah Wiggins has been a partner at the Magic Circle law firm Linklaters since 2000. In 2014,

Audrey Williams

Audrey Williams is a partner within the Human Resources practice and Head of Discrimination Law at international law firm Eversheds. She has particular expertise in 

Nicola Williams

Nicola Williams has been the Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces since January 2015. She is a barrister and has been a Recorder since...

Marina Zain

Marina Zain has been the Head of Legal at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) since 2013 and has over 20 years of in-house...

Nusrat Zar

Nusrat Zar is partner in the Litigation and Arbitration Division at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills where (then known as Herbert Smith) she started her legal career as a trainee solicitor. She advises on a range of Public and Administrative Law...

Maggie Zhao

Maggie Zhao is a partner at Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance within the Structured Debt Group of the London Capital Markets Practice.  Maggie is the first English solicitor from Mainland China to become a partner...

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