The Association of Asian Women Lawyers (“AAWL”) was set up in 2001. Membership spans from Judges, QC’s, Barristers, Solicitors, Legal Executives to Trainees, Pupils and University Students. AAWL is a non profit making organisation.


Membership is open to anyone in the legal profession or those with an interest in pursuing our aim of promoting Asian women in the law.

Aims and Objectives


to promote equality and diversity in the legal profession


to encourage new entrants into the legal profession drawn from all social backgrounds


to offer advice, guidance and assistance to those wishing to embark upon a legal career and/or to further their legal career through a mentoring scheme


to hold regular seminars and social functions to facilitate opportunities to network and draw upon the knowledge of experienced practitioners, Judge’s and QC’s

Your AAWL membership includes:

Advance notice and invitation to all our events

the chance to undertake pro bono work with our linked voluntary organisations

the chance to benefit from our mentoring scheme


being able to assist with the work of the AAWL committee


access to our legal news and discussions

There are now more women entering the profession and on the roll, than there are men. Yet women make up only 28% of the partnership and less than 15% of equity partners.

“Millions of women are losing out in the workplace”, still... in 2018 https://t.co/lg4qMS5dvz

So last week, out of the blue, the man who asked me to marry him remarked as follows:

“sometimes I wish you were just a teacher or a nurse because you wouldn’t think so much, it’s intimidating”

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