Women Lawyers

Bristol Law Society is committed to promoting and supporting ED&I in the legal profession with a focus within Bristol and the South West.

We have a close relationship with the Women Lawyers Bristol networking group. More information about this group is below.

Women Lawyers Bristol

Women Lawyers Bristol is a local networking group and aims to put on regular networking events for women in Bristol and the surrounding area who work within the legal profession.

Membership is free. To become a member, simply complete this form.

You can also follow the Women Lawyers Bristol on their LinkedIn page - and on their Twitter/X page: @WLDBristol

The Women Lawyers Bristol Committee consists of:


Committee Members: 

Previous Events in 2024:

Networking drinks at Cosy Club, Corn Street, Bristol – 1 February 2024

Menopause in the Legal Profession

The menopause is a natural stage of life experienced by most women between the ages of 45-55, yet it remains a taboo subject in many organisations. The average duration of menopausal symptoms is five years: not insignificant for a working woman.

Women often suffer in silence as they do not feel able to talk to their manager about how their menopausal symptoms are affecting them at work. Therefore, more openness about the menopause and workplace support is needed.

Menopause Resources & Websites

We love collaborating with others. If you have any websites, resources or events you would like us to share or collaborate on please get in touch by emailing info@bristollawsociety.com

Returning to the Legal Profession

The Reignite Academy provides opportunities for lawyers to return to work after a career break, through tailored returnship programmes and direct recruitment. During the last two years, they have helped many women return to careers in private practice and are now moving to in-house roles. They are working with a number of firms in Bristol and Bath.

Reignite run regular webinars to advise lawyers on how to approach the recruitment market, how to use LinkedIn, and how to mobilise your network to find a new role. You can watch our joint webinar here