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December 6, 2017

9th Annual Legal Seminar

We are delighted to invite you to our 9th Annual Legal Seminar which is taking place on Wednesday 6th December 2017. The title of the seminar is “1937 to 2017: What has changed for women seeking legal redress?”


Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017

Time: 5.00pm – 9.15pm

Cost: £15, including light supper

Location: Laura Devine Solicitors, 100 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU

Chair: Judge Dawn Freedman


The annual seminar is always a popular event and much appreciated by participants.

By attending the seminar you will gain 3 self accredited CPD Points.



5.00 – 5:30  

Coffee and Registration

5:30 – 5:35   


Naomi Dickson, Chief Executive, Jewish Women’s Aid

5:35 – 6:10

Family courts & the effect of the lack of access to legal representation at the lower end of the social & financial scale

HH Judge Rachel Karp

6:10 – 6:45  

The days of brutal trials are at an end

HH Peter Rook QC (former senior judge at the Central Criminal Court) 

6.45 – 7.30

Light supper (bagels and pastries)

7:30 – 8:15 

High net worth divorces

Sarah Anticoni, Solicitor, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

8:15 – 8:45   

The assistance that can be provided to women who cannot access legal representation

Suzi Epstein, Trained McKenzie Friend

8:45 – 9:00   

General discussion on points arising

9:00 – 9:15

Closing remarks

To register your attendance you can do so online or by cheque made payable to JWA, sent to Jewish Women’s Aid, PO Box 65550, London, N3 9EG.  For further info please call Suzi/Caroline on 020 8445 8060.

Start: December 6, 2017 17:00
End: December 6, 2017 17:00

October 22, 2017



Special JWA tour of the East End!

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Join popular prize-winning Blue Badge Guide and author Rachel Kolsky (above right) on her classic tour visiting sites associated with women who have defined Whitechapel and Spitalfields.

Discover the stories of Queen Alexandra, matron Eva Luckes and brave WWI nurse Edith Cavell, all linked to the Royal London Hospital. Encounter the lives of social workers Alice Model and Miriam Moses, silk designer Anna Maria Garthwaite, and philanthropist Mary Hughes whose name is associated with a local WWII tragedy.

The walk also explores locations related to influential contemporary women such as artist Tracey Emin, author Monica Ali and Lutfun Hussain, founder of the Coriander Club.

The tour ends with a treat: a visit to the historic Sandys Row Synagogue where refreshments will await you!

Both men and women welcome.

Spaces are limited, book early!

Date        Sunday 22nd October 2017

Start       Assemble 10.15am outside Whitechapel Tube for a prompt 10.30 departure

End        Approx. 1pm Sandys Row Synagogue followed by light refreshments

Price      £30, Light Refreshments are included



Date: October 22, 2017
Venue: Whitechapel Tube
277 Whitechapel Road, LONDON, E1 1BY, United Kingdom
Cost: £30 (sold out)