School of Law

Temple North Women’s Forum - Workshop on Female Attrition in the Legal Profession

22 May 2014 | 5.30pm - 7:30pm | Workshop
Liberty Building

You are warmly invited to join The Temple North Women’s Forum for our first event this year, which will take place in The Liberty Building  on the evening of Thursday, 22 May 2014.

The Temple North Women’s Forum was set up in 2013 to reach out to women practitioners and judges in the North. We hold one or two events each year, with speakers talking about their life experiences and a panel discussion on a particular topic.  The formal part of the meeting is then followed by drinks and very lively networking.  This year we also hope to hold workshops on practical matters (e.g. building your CV) as an additional means of support.

This year, we will be holding a panel discussion on female attrition within the legal profession, an issue highlighted by Lord Neuberger in his recent Rainbow Lecture (for link and article by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC visit this link).



Registration and refreshments



Welcome and introduction

Dr Iyiola Solanke, Inner Temple  Academic Fellow


Panel discussion (with Q & A)

Professional progress and personal development

Panel Chair

Property Tribunal Judge

Regional Employment  Judge

Circuit Judge




Taryn Lee QC

Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

Fiona Monk

HHJ Gill Matthews QC



Summing up

Taryn Lee QC


Drinks reception and networking until 21:00


As always, after the formal part of the evening, drinks will be served and you will have a chance to network with other members of the Forum. Numbers are limited - it is advisable to book early.

Location Details

The Liberty Building
The School of Law
University of Leeds

The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map, and is situated on the corner of Moorland Road and Belle Vue Road on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds. It is situated behind the Maurice Keyworth Building (Business School).

  • From Leeds train station, it is a 30 minute walk or you can take a taxi for around £5.00.
  • Alternatively, the number 56 bus runs from Albion Street via Woodhouse Lane (A660) and stops on Moorland Road. These run every 10 minutes.
  • If travelling by car, there is a visitors' car park at the south end of the University campus or there is limited four-hour street parking on Belle Vue Road immediately behind the Liberty Building.

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