Association of Women Solicitors – Surrey

Social Networking across Surrey

The Surrey branch of the Association of Women Solicitors was formed in the 1980s by a group of female solicitors with the support of the national Association of Women Solicitors. The Association recognised the increasing number of female solicitors in Surrey and the need for women to be able to have regular contact with other females in the legal profession.

Today, the committee of the AWS in Surrey arranges a number of events each year enabling female solicitors, legal executives and trainee solicitors to network in a friendly, sociable environment. Regular events include lunches, drinks evenings, spa events and theatre trips. Occasional training events are also organised. Past recent trainings include topics on ‘blowing your own trumpet’ and ‘work/life balance’.

The committee is always looking for input as to what sort of events would be of interest to members. If there is anything particular you would like to see on the events programme please email events@awssurrey.org.uk.

Networking across the County

The Association’s AGM is held in September each year and combines the event with a relaxed social evening and speaker – specifically on a non-legal topic. Recent past speakers include a homeopath, make-up artist, antiques dealer and personal stylist.

The benefit of networking in an all female environment enables women to share experiences common to them including climbing the career ladder, returning to work after a career break, and ideas sharing. The group has members from across many legal disciplines and from all levels of experience. Solicitors and legal executives come from a mix of regional, high street and sole practitioner firms.

When you join AWS Surrey, membership is £24 per year (July-June). Trainee solicitors are entitled to free membership. Members benefit from discounts to events. Non-members are welcome to events too, space permitting.

Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Then, looking at the Jobs Board on the AWS Surrey website a great place to start. We feature updated vacancies from firms in and around Surrey and London for both fully qualified positions, internships plus the all important legal backup positions too.

If you’d like to submit a job to our Jobs Board, please email jobs@awssurrey.org.uk.

Upcoming Events

More events with AWS Surrey will be coming shortly ...