First woman solicitor honoured by Law Society

The Law Society’s Old Bookshop at Chancery Lane is to be renamed in honour of the first woman ever to be admitted to the roll of solicitors

29 Jun 2020

The Law Society’s Old Bookshop at Chancery Lane is to be renamed in honour of the first woman ever to be admitted to the roll of solicitors.

Carrie Morrison was admitted to the roll in 1922 after she was able legally to qualify as a solicitor following the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919.

She held a first-class degree in mediaeval and modern languages from Cambridge University and undertook her articles at a firm in The Strand.

Carrie was 32 years old when she qualified and had already worked as a teacher, which she said she hated, as well as in other jobs before going into law.

Law Society president Simon Davis said: “I am delighted that our governing council have given Car...

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