Glass ceiling at faculty cracked?

According to the Daily Record, the number of women training to be advocates in Scotland’s courts is set to equal the number of male devils for the first time.

Numbers of women have risen recently and this year’s autumn intake is almost an equal split.

Claire Mitchell, one of the 110 female practising advocates in Scotland, is quoted as saying: “The figures are a very promising sign for women in the business. The Law Society estimate that by 2011, there will be more women than men in the legal profession.”

“No doubt at some time, there will be a 50-50 split at the faculty as well.”

The Record also reminds us that Scotland’s first female advocate was Margaret Kidd, who was admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1923 and continued to practice until 1974.

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