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Championing Women in Law, The Young Legal Aid Lawyers Event at KCH Garden Square Chambers

Senior Supervising Solicitor at the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, Faye Deverell, was a guest speaker at Young Legal Aid Lawyers Event at KCH Garden Square Chambers. Find out more about the event and why it was monumental.

Faye Deverell
Faye Deverell - Senior Supervising Solicitor at the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre

On 13 June 2018, a large cohort of students, that included current and past Nottingham Law School (NLS) students, attended the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Event at KCH Garden Square Chambers. They took part in important discussions relating to the barriers faced by women on entering the legal profession and judiciary and their retention within such professions. The event further highlighted the importance of gender equality and diversity within the legal profession.

The guest speakers panel consisted of 3 people. These included District Judge Pami Dhadli, Judge at the Midland Circuit and Michelle Heeley, QC at No5 Chambers. NLS Legal Advice Centre’s very own senior supervising solicitor, Faye Deverell, was the third member of the panel at the event, sharing her experience of working in the solicitors profession. Regarding the event, Faye was very optimistic about the future of the legal profession stating:

It was a very inspiring event and as I mentioned on the night, these events did not exist when I was a Law School Student so clearly the legal profession is heading in the right direction and barriers are being broken down where they still exist. Any open discussion on these issues can only be seen as a positive”.

If you’re keen to learn more about the event a live thread of the discussions can be found on the @YLALawyers Twitter account.

  • Notes for editors

    Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. The University is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. The prize recognised pioneering projects to improve the detection of weapons and explosives in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook and seeks to attract talented students and staff from across the world.

Published on 6 July 2018
  • Subject area: Law, criminology and justice
  • Category: Nottingham Law School