Past Events

WIW Virtual Event- 25th March 2021

We were delighted to be joined by Simona Hamblet who is a Leadership Coach for Solicitors. Helping lawyers create profitable firms, personal success, & happier lives.

Simona spoke to us about psychology and mindset, which can interfere with applying for roles. Including imposter phenomenon, guilt (especially working parents), feeling good enough, applying for roles without having all the ‘skills’ and being comfortable with money. She will be focusing on how, with these new insights, and a few tips, we can approach recruitment with greater confidence.

We were also joined by Kelly Reid at Realm Recruit who since early 2018 has worked exclusively within the private client market and was our guest appearance sponsor for todays women in wills meeting. Kelly provided an insight on how she can help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms.

The meeting was held by Heidi Jenkins from Lawyer Checker and if you would like more information please do click here. 

WIW Virtual Event- 25th February 2021

We were pleased to welcome Shidul Hoque from the Office of the Public Guardian along with his colleague Aman Gill who discussed the current challenges and expectations, how lawyers can communicate and what systems they have in place along with what they have coming up for 2021

WIW Virtual Event- 28th January 2021

We welcomed a wonderful group of panel speakers; Pippa Shepherd from Arken.legal, Kylie Simmonds-Cox from Sterling Trust Law, Sarah Walker from Weightmans and Eleanor Evans from Hugh James who provided their insights on the levels of enquiries for will writing services in early 2021.

WIW Virtual Event- 10th December 2020

At our Christmas meet up we got together to have a few glasses of fizz to celebrate 2020.

As we were still unable to meet face to face, we had a few drinks virtually and as this was our last meeting of the year, we all dressed up and got in the festive spirit!

WIW Virtual Event- 19th November 2020

We welcomed Emma Baddaley from Inheritance Data, Janina Porter from Pinel Advocates, Doug Roberts from Exizent and Julie Wilson from Settld who provided us with an industry insight.

WIW Virtual Event- 29th October 2020

We welcomed Rita Leat from the Institute of Paralegals to provide an update along with Kelly Forrester a resilience and growth leader who spoke to the ladies about her personal story, and strength.

WIW Virtual Event- 1st October 2020

We welcomed Simon McCrum author of the new book, The Perfect Legal Business who provided an update. Along with Vicky Wilson from Settld, Emma Baddaley from Inheritance Data and Janina Porter from Advocate Pinels.

We also posed the questions around should employers give bereavement leave and how could leave be decided?

WIW Virtual Event- 10th September 2020

We welcomed Juliet Brook from the Wills & Equity Committee at the Law Society, Paige Gouldthorpe from Cozen-Hardy and Claire Miller from Langton Genealogy to provide industry insights.

Our discussion topic was on if we have experienced any issues with banks releasing estate funds when they haven’t had authority to?

WIW Virtual Event- 20th August 2020

We welcomed Stephanie Kerr from Brabners along with Rosie Todd from Stevens & Bolton to provide industry insights.

Our discussion topic was on whether as a company or individually our members felt they had hit the reset button?

WIW Virtual Event- 18th June 2020

We welcomed Lucy Denton and Afshaan Hena from the Office of Public Guardian to update the group on the challenges and innovations they have experienced over the last 3 months and to answer members questions.

WIW Exeter - 6th February 2020

Over a 3 course lunch at the Hotel Du Vin in Exeter, Women in Wills welcomed Vanessa Ugatti who got us thinking about whether we were charging for our true worth. Jessica Firbank from arken followed up with tips to improve client engagement in 2020.

WIW London - 4th December 2019

WIW Birmingham - 2nd October 2019

WIW London-11th July 2019