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30 November 2021


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Online (Live-Streamed)

Join Raise The Bar and Legal News Wales for the first in a new series of virtual talks dedicated to highlighting the challenges facing women at the Bar, as well as other women in law, with this first event focusing on barriers to a diverse profession.

Our first event with Raise The Bar will focus on Diversity in Law.

Our one hour session will include the experienced of barristers and solicitors in Wales and will be live-streamed on Tuesday 30th November 2021, from 5:30pm

The broadcast link will be available here soon.

To register to receive the link, click here.

While tailored for the Bar, these events may also be of interest to solicitors, law students, paralegals, CILEX Lawyers and other women facing the same challenges in the legal sector in Wales and beyond.

Each one-hour, virtual event is free and open to anyone looking to hear from our inspiring speakers – including barristers, solicitors and judges.

What to expect

Our panel of speakers will share own experiences of diversity, how it has affected their careers and what more can be done collectively and individually to promote diversity within the profession.

Who should join our live-stream?

While this event focuses on diversity, the concepts and discussion should be of interest to everyone at the Bar and in the wider legal sector, so we hope that a broad range of legal professionals will be keen to attend to hear what the challenges are and how we might help create a more inclusive, open and vibrant legal sector in Wales.


  • Trish d’Souza, Solicitor, Capital Law & Chair of the Cardiff & District Law Society ‘BAME & Friends’ subcommittee (profile)
  • Crash Wigley, Pupil Barrister, Civitas Law (profile)
  • Abla O’Callaghan, Barrister, 30 Park Place (profile)

The event will include a welcome from Adriana Rodriguez, Founder of Raise the Bar & chaired by Emma Waddingham, Editor, Legal News Wales.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. (Useful information can be found below.)

About Raise the Bar

Raise The Bar is a group that aims promote diversity within the legal profession, celebrate the achievements of women, and to educate young people everywhere about life at the Bar in Wales.

Raise The Bar is the brainchild of Cardiff University Law graduate Adriana Rodriguez. Whether you’re considering a career at the Bar or already practising, Raise The Bar seeks to provide a forum that addresses old and new questions about life as a female barrister and Judge. The group is based in Wales but aims to support counsel and Bar students across England and Wales.

Rodriguez hopes the group ‘will be a group where anyone can receive honest advice from women at the Bar. It is a melting pot of ideas and information which are readily shared for the benefit of all’.

The group seeks to pool the knowledge and experience of women in practise and create a go-to group for honest advice and mentorship.

Legal News Wales is delighted to collaborate with the group on this special series of events and forums.

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Useful information

We will email the live-stream link within 24 hours of the broadcast.

If you have any technical difficulties on the day, please text the Editor, Emma Waddingham, on 07769203856.