Connect, educate
& support women
in criminal law


Women in Crime (‘WIC’) is an association designed to connect, educate and support female solicitors practicing in criminal law. We aim to ensure the longevity and prosperity of female practitioners in crime.


WIC was established to address the concerns faced by women in criminal law. These include stress, isolation, lack of knowledge regarding procedure and the shortage of available mentoring.


We have been established since December 2014 and have received substantial support from the judiciary and senior members of the profession. All of our patrons personally bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and support to WIC. 


Women in Crime holds a number of professional events each year focusing on different areas of practice and we have an annual Christmas Party to celebrate the year’s successes.  

Each year, a new leading member of the profession acts
as the patron for 
Women in Crime. 


Her Honour Judge Hannan is our founding patron
and has committed 
a huge amount of energy and support to WIC.


In 2016, 2017 and 2018 their Honours Judge Gaynor, Judge Gwynn and Magistrate Cameron each stepped into the role & supported us in many successful events. In 2019 we were honoured to have the Honourable Justice Hollingworth as our patron. Our past Patrons continue to hold an integral role in our association. 

In 2020, we are thrilled to have
Her Honour Magistrate Leighfield as our patron.

Our Patrons