The Law Society’s president explains how she aims to tackle the gender imbalance in senior roles in her profession

Since the Law Society appointed its first president in 1841, only five have been women. Ensuring the next 169 are female lawyers, Christina Blacklaws suggests mischievously, would even the score.

As the 174th president of the organisation that represents solicitors in England and Wales, the prominent family lawyer has made the cause of improving the gender balance within the male-dominated legal profession one of her priorities.

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