Today a young woman who started out at the age of 15 on work experience has become the country's youngest ever female judge. On International Women's Day let us celebrate the importance of women within the legal profession.
The timeline below shows how women have helped to shape the legal landscape in the last 100 years and continue to do so.
A woman who began her career in law as a 15-year-old on work experience has become the country's youngest ever female judge. Briony Clarke, 31, was sworn in as a deputy district judge at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday. Her swift ascent has seen her stay at the same Essex firm where she first did a work placement as a teenager, Taylor Haldane Barlex LLP (THB) in Chelmsford.