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Women's legal landmarks, celebrating 100 years of women and law in the UK and Ireland, edited by Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty

Summary
Women's Legal Landmarks commemorates the centenary of women's admission in 1919 to the legal profession in the UK and Ireland by identifying key legal landmarks in women's legal history. Over 80 authors write about landmarks that represent a significant achievement or turning point in women's engagement with law and law reform. The landmarks cover a wide range of topics, including matrimonial property, the right to vote, prostitution, surrogacy and assisted reproduction, rape, domestic violence, FGM, equal pay, abortion, image-based sexual abuse, and the ordination of women bishops, as well as the life stories of women who were the first to undertake key legal roles and positions. Together the landmarks offer a scholarly intervention in the recovery of women's lost history and in the development of methodology of feminist legal history as well as a demonstration of women's agency and activism in the achievement of law reform and justice
Table Of Contents
Women's legal landmarks : an introduction -- Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty -- Cyfraith Hywel (the laws of Hywel Dda), c. 940 -- Carol Howells -- A vindication of the rights of woman, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792 -- Anna Jobe -- Gaols act 1823 -- Ruth Lamont -- The Slave, Grace (1827) -- Rosemary Auchmuty -- A brief summary of the most important laws concerning women, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1854 -- Joanne Conaghan -- Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 -- Penelope Russell -- Married Women's Property Act 1882 -- Andy Hayward -- First woman prospective parliamentary candidate, Helen Taylor, 1885 -- Janet Smith -- Section 5(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 -- Lois Bibbings -- Match women's strike, 1888 -- Jacqueline Lane -- R v Jackson (1891) -- Teresa Sutton -- A pageant of great women, Cicely Hamilton, 1909-12 -- Katharine Cockin -- Representation of the People Act 1918 -- Mari Takayanagi -- Maternity and Child Welfare Act 1918 -- Hazel Biggs -- Article 7 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, 1919 -- Aoife O'Donoghue -- Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 -- Mari Takayanagi -- First women justices of the peace, 1919 -- Anne Logan -- First woman to be admitted to an inn of court, Helena Normanton, 1919 -- Judith Bourne -- Committee on the Employment of Women on Police Duties, 1920 -- Colin R Moore -- First woman law agent, Madge Easton Anderson, 1920 -- Alison Lindsay -- Foundation of the Association of Women Solicitors, 1921 -- Elizabeth Cruickshank -- First woman to practise as a barrister in Ireland and the (then) United Kingdom, Averil Deverell, 1921 -- Liz Goldthorpe -- First woman solicitor in England and Wales, Carrie Morrison, 1922 -- Elizabeth Cruickshank -- Matrimonial Causes Act 1923 -- Penelope Russell -- First woman member of the Faculty of Advocates, Margaret Kidd, 1923 -- Catriona Cairns -- First woman professor of law in Ireland, Frances Moran, 1925 -- Emma Hutchinson -- DPP v Jonathan Cape and Leopold Hill (1928) -- Caroline Derry -- Edwards v Attorney-General of Canada (1929) -- Sarah Mercer -- Education Act 1944 -- Harriet Samuels -- Family Allowances Act 1945 -- Lucy Vickers -- British Nationality Act 1948 -- Helen Kay and Rose Pipes -- Married Women (Restraint upon Anticipation) Act 1949 -- Rosemary Auchmuty -- Life Peerages Act 1958 -- Supuni Perera -- First woman to hold regular judicial office in England and Wales, Rose Heilbron, 1964 -- Laura Lammasniemi -- Married Women's Property Act 1964 -- Sharon Thompson -- First woman High Court judge in England and Wales, Elizabeth Lane, 1965 -- Judith Bourne and Frances Burton -- Abortion Act 1967 -- Nicky Priaulx and Natalie Jones -- National Health Service (Family Planning) Act 1967 -- Leonora Onaran -- Dagenham car plant strike, 1968 -- Dawn Watkins -- First woman professor of law in the United Kingdom, Claire Palley, 1970 -- Fiona Cownie -- First women's refuge, 1971 -- Felicity Kaganas -- Section 25 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 -- Anne Logan -- Sex Discrimination Act 1975 -- Anne Morris -- First rape crisis centre, 1976 -- Alison Diduck -- Section 4 of the Sexual Offences (amendment) Act 1976 -- Clare McGlynn and Julia Downes -- Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 -- Laura Binger and Helen Carr -- Davis v Johnson (1978) -- Susan Edwards -- Health (Family Planning) Act 1979 -- Máiréad Enright -- Williams & Glyn's Bank v Boland (1980) -- Rosemary Auchmuty -- Greenham Common women's peace camp, 1981-2000 -- Elizabeth Woodcraft -- Gill and Coote v El Vino Co ltd (1982) -- Anne Morris -- Women and the law, Susan Atkins and Brenda Hoggett, 1984 -- Brenda Hale and Susan Atkins -- Warnock report, 1984 -- Kirsty Horsey -- Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 -- Phyllis Livaha -- Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority (1985) -- Emma Nottingham -- Grant v Edwards (1986) -- Joanne Beswick -- Section 32 of the Finance Act 1988 -- Ann Mumford -- First woman Court of Appeal judge in England and Wales, Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, 1988 -- Dana Denis-Smith -- Section 5 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (amendment) Act 1990 -- Susan Leahy -- First woman president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, 1990 -- Leah Treanor -- Foundation of the Association of Women Barristers, 1991 -- Frances Burton -- R v Ahluwalia (1992) -- Siobhan Weare -- Feminist legal studies journal, 1993 -- Rosemary Hunter -- Barclays Bank v O'brien (1993) -- Sarah Greer -- Webb v Emo Air Cargo (UK) ltd (no 2) (1994) -- Debra Morris -- First woman to lead a top 10 law firm in England and Wales, Lesley Macdonagh, 1995 -- Steven Vaughan -- Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution Act 1995 -- Laura Cahillane -- St George's Healthcare NHS Trust v S (1998) -- Kay Lalor, Anne Morris and Annapurna Waughray -- Section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 -- Sonia Kalsi -- Islam v Secretary of State for the Home Department, R v Immigration Appeal Tribunal and another, ex parte Shah (1999) -- Nora Honkala -- White v White (2000) -- Jonathan Herring -- Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002 -- Susan Atkins -- Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 -- Nikki Godden-Rasul -- National Assembly for Wales Election, 2003 -- Catrin Fflur Huws -- Mental Capacity Act 2005 -- Rosie Harding -- UK ratification of the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (OP-CEDAW), 2005 -- Meghan Campbell -- Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 -- Pragna Patel -- First woman attorney general for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Patricia Scotland, 2007 -- Linda Mulcahy -- Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 -- F Vera-Grey -- Radmacher v Granatino (2010) -- Marie Parker -- Concluding observations of the UN Committee against Torture, recommendation to Iireland regarding the Magdalene Laundries, 2011 -- Maeve O'Rourke -- Birmingham City Council v Abdulla (2012) -- Harini Iyengar -- Electoral (amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012 -- Ivana Bacik -- Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act 2013 -- Fiona de Londras -- R v Nimmo and Sorley (2014) -- Kim Barker -- Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014 and Canon c2, "of the consecration of bishops", 2014 -- Miranda Threlfall-Holmes -- In the matter of an application for judicial review by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (2015) -- Marie Fox and Sheelagh McGuiness -- Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 -- Olga Jurasz -- Section 2 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 -- Erika Rackley -- First woman president of the UK Supreme Court, Brenda Hale, 2017 -- Erika Rackley -- Thirty-sixth amendment of the Irish constitution, 2018 -- Fiona de Londras
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (699 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781782259787

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