Dear Colleague,


As part of our ongoing celebration of International Women’s Day, we’d be delighted if you could join us for a very special evening celebrating the last 100 years of women in the Law and an open forum and discussion about shaping the next 100 years.
This special women-only event entitled “Raising the Bar” will be led by Debbie Dudley, a Professional Development Consultant from the Openside Group. Debbie was previously a Partner in Deloitte, South Africa, where she held dual roles as an internal HR Director and a client-facing Partner in Human Resources Consulting. Since then she has worked as a Consultant specialising in leadership development,​ coaching​ and organisation transformation​. 


Debbie will be joined by one of our very own eminent Silks, Katy Thorne QC and highly regarded Solicitor Advocate Leveene Hill from Stokoe Partnership. They will offer a unique insight into their personal careers and their rise through the legal ranks.

Above all, we hope the evening provides an opportunity for you to share your experiences in an open and welcoming forum, whilst gaining insight and advice from the panel and your industry peers.

To those confirming their attendance, a short, anonymised questionnaire will follow, the responses of which will help to inform and facilitate the evening’s discussions.
The evening will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to network with friends and industry peers.

Doughty Street Chambers
3 Hardman Square,
Manchester M3 3EB


5:30pm - 7:00pm
Followed by drinks and networking
Do hope you can join us.

To RSVP, please reply to this email or email

Please feel free to share this invitation amongst colleagues that may also be interested in attending.


Best wishes,

Peter Finkill-Coombs
Regional Business Development Manager