Talking Law Book Published Featuring Interviews From Ros Bever And Heather Roberts
Two lawyers from leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell have been featured as rising stars for shaping the legal profession in a new book.
Ros Bever, national head of Family Law and Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office managing partner, and senior associate Heather Roberts are both in ‘Talking Law: A Women in the Law UK Book’ has been penned by barrister Sally Penni for networking group Women in the Law UK, which she founded.
The book focuses on the century that has passed since the 1919 Sex Disqualification Removal Act and what the landscape has looked like for women in the legal profession. Featuring a number of interviews of top lawyers, the book aims to provide wellbeing and helpful career advice while focusing on the changes the sector has undergone in the last 100 years and how far there is still to go.
Ros and Heather were also featured in the book’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list, which features the rising stars in the Northern Powerhouse legal profession who will be shaping the sector’s future.
Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell has an increasingly stellar reputation for gender equality in the legal sphere, having recently reported a shrinking gender pay gap for the third year in a row.
Expert Opinion“I’m delighted to have been interviewed for this book, which is brilliant in showing just how far we’ve come in the last 100 years but also the work that needs to be done.
“Sally has been a fantastic champion for recognising the important history of Women in the Law. Her commitment, enthusiasm and passion have resulted in a fabulous networking group and now this excellent book as well. We are all immensely grateful to her for the hard work she has put in.
“I for one wouldn’t be where I am today – a managing partner and a national head of a department - without the mentors throughout various stages of my life that have helped me with my career, so I hope everyone that reads this book feels like they have their own portable mentoring system for a career in the law.” Ros Bever - Partner
Heather said: “This book is a hugely important resource for those looking to start a career in the law, or even for those already in it, so I am hugely excited to have been a part of the process.
“To also be included in Sally’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list is a huge privilege for both Ros and I. We hope that we are able to do the recommendation justice by continuing to work towards championing women in the legal sector and pushing the boundaries as a national firm when it comes to bringing equality to the profession.”