To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, JUSTICE brings together a collection of interviews with women working across the spectrum of our justice system.
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You’ve got to put in the hours. I was gutted when I finally realised this, having ‘winged it’ too many times in my life. Preparation is vital, and a powerful weapon, no matter how smart or talented you think you are.
Catherine Smith, Advocate, Arnot Manderson
I remember the day that I went with my two elderly Chilean clients to a formal ceremony at the Chilean Embassy in London. The Chilean Government issued a formal apology for the torture our client suffered and handed over the reparation that had been order by the Inter-American Court. We all had tears in our eyes.
Carla Ferstman, Director, REDRESS
Many aspects of the justice system are inaccessible if you are not wealthy, and often women have less opportunity to work than men, and get paid less when they are working, so this affects them more. I think we should have a system of justice that is available to everyone.
Polly Glynn, Managing Partner, Deighton Pierce Glynn
As Chair of a national charity called Prisoners’ Education Trust, I have had the privilege of meeting many of our alumni: prisoners whose distance learning courses in prison PET has funded. It is both humbling and inspiring to hear about these men and women’s achievements. Their hunger for learning, desire and ability to achieve, in the face of difficulties most of us never have to experience, is truly remarkable.
Alexandra Marks, Partner, Linkaters
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton
Natalie Ceeney CBE
Lady Clark of Calton
Lady Justice Gloster
Office of Speaker’s Counsel
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