Exchange Chambers celebrate the achievements of women for International Women’s Day 2021
March 13, 2021
To inspire conversation and raise awareness, Exchange Chambers celebrated International Women’s Day 2021 by highlighting the accolades of barristers and staff from the past 12 months in a week-long campaign.
According to the official website International Women’s Day “is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.”
We believe in the importance of promoting inclusive work cultures, where women’s careers thrive and achievements are celebrated.
A selection of key achievements from this past year include:
- Frida Hussain QC was sworn in as Silk at the Palace of Westminster in March 2020.
- Sharon Davidson as a key member of the newly formed Social Committee in Chambers.
- Harriet Lavin played a key role in the development of our Crime Newsletter in April 2020.
- Sarah Johnston appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal in June 2020.
- Alexandra Sutton appointed as Junior of the Northern Circuit in June 2020.
- Launch of Maternity and Parental Support Mentoring Network at Exchange Chambers, chaired by Lisa Linklater, in August 2020 – Barristers Lisa Linklater, Martine Snowdon, Susanna Kitzing, Sara Sutherland and Catherine Knowles plus Recruitment and Pupillage Manager, Chantal Core run the network that provides support for Chambers’ barristers taking and returning from parental leave.
- Jodie Wildridge, Harriet Lavin, Trudi Olivia Moore and Katherine Traynor became full members following the successful completion of their pupillages.
- Family law team, headed by Julie Forsyth, joins Exchange Chambers in November 2020 – The 14-strong team consists of 11 female members.
- Our Seminars and Training team, comprised of Jo Stapley and Jess Best, have organised over 20 virtual events since March 2020, with record numbers of bookings.
- Charlotte Atherton continues to promote and be actively involved in various women in law initiatives.
- Lisa Linklater has had articles published in 3 specialist corporate/insolvency journals over the last year.
- Stella Hayden and Chantal Core have worked closely with L8 A Better Place to develop a new mentoring programme to drive equality and diversity.
- Carly Sandbach had success in the Court of Appeal in January 2021. Led by Giles Maynard-Connor and instructed by Lupton Fawcett LLP, Carly and the team secured an important victory in a complex professional negligence action.
- Lisa Feng and Anja Lansbergen-Mills were appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in March 2021.
- Claire Salvatore promotion to Finance and HR Manager in March 2021.
We also had two article contributions marking the occasion: