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 one of our partners, Liz Perks, who has since been joined by two other female partners, Vikki Wall in October 2016 and Debbie Revill in April 2018.  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.  Summaries of some of our previous events are shown below.

If you would like to become a member of our network, or are interested in attending our next event, please email

Taste the world
Street food from across the globe

In April 2018, in a break from the usual speaker format, the Haberman Ilett Women’s Network hosted a more informal event.  We welcomed our guests to a street food inspired evening where we sampled delicious bowls of food from countries as diverse as Vietnam, Mexico and Israel.

Aligning ambitions
How to realise both your professional and personal dreams

In October 2017 we were joined by three speakers who shared their personal stories of achieving success in their chosen profession and in their interests alongside it. They were:

  • Pam Kenworthy OBE, a non-practicing solicitor and business owner who believes that the law can create a platform for social change
  • Funke Abimbola MBE, general counsel and head of financial compliance for the world’s largest biotech company, Roche UK
  • Liz Choudhury, project director and co-founder of the Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children (IHCC), a charity working to prevent childhood hearing loss in underprivileged children.

To read about the event, please click 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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