Since our inception the Haberman Ilett Women’s Network has played an important role in inspiring us and the female litigators and arbitrators in our community.

The Women’s Network was founded by our first female partner, Liz Perks, who has since been joined by the firm’s second female partner, Vikki Wall.  The network aims to inspire and encourage women working at all levels within litigation and arbitration to reach their career goals without jeopardising their personal priorities.  The network provides opportunities for like-minded professional women to connect and share their experiences in a relaxed environment.

We host various events throughout the year which are open to female litigators and arbitrators of all levels who are based in the UK.  If you would like to become a member of our network, or are interested in attending our next event, please email

Our next event is on Tuesday 3 October 2017, when we will be hearing from three inspiring women about how they have successfully aligned their personal and professional ambitions.  More details can be found here.

How I went above and beyond
And why you can too

In October 2016 we welcomed three inspiring women to our offices to share their personal stories of success as women in the workplace:

  • Juliet Blanch, arbitrator and former head of Weil’s Gotshal’s International Dispute Resolution practice in London
  • Polly McMaster, founder of The Fold, a fashion brand whose high profile clients include the Duchess of Cambridge
  • Ruth Handcock, Chief Customer Officer at the new challenger bank Tandem.

To read about the event, please click here.

Handling the imposter syndrome
Tips for managing your internal imposter

In April 2016 we enjoyed a mini-masterclass from career coach and mentor Jo Maughan who shared her insight and advice for dealing with self doubt.

To read about the event, please click here.

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