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When I recently attended the second ever women lawyers conference at the Law Society’s august building in Chancery Lane, in the heart of legal London, I was asked to “deal with” the press. This consisted of one telephone interview with a local radio station. (Others to whom I offered the benefit of my comments did not seem interested.)

The local radio presenter, however, quite pugnaciously asked a question which has since come up on several occasions in conversation with other lawyers: Why have a women lawyers conference? Isn’t all that sort of thing outdated? In the cramped quarters of the…

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