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Women's Legal Landmarks Erika Rackley

Women's Legal Landmarks By Erika Rackley

Women's Legal Landmarks by Erika Rackley

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Women's Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland by Erika Rackley

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.

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The scale of this undertaking is truly remarkable and the editors are to be credited for making a success of such an ambitious project ... Although these landmarks are all particular to their own time and place, they speak clearly to contemporary problems with and within law ... They show how ruling on, arguing with, and thinking about law, all need to be transformed if meaningful change is to occur, but so too does the very framework within which these activities take place. This excellent contribution to legal scholarship will provide readers of all kinds with the intellectual tools, and impetus for action, that are necessary to engage in these difficult but vital tasks. -- Chloe Kennedy, University of Edinburgh * Edinburgh Law Review *

About Erika Rackley

Erika Rackley is a Professor of Law at the University of Kent. Rosemary Auchmuty is a Professor of Law at the University of Reading.

Table of Contents

1. Women's Legal Landmarks: An Introduction Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty THE LANDMARKS 2. Cyfraith Hywel (The Laws of Hywel Dda), c. 940 Carol Howells 3. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft , 1792 Anna Jobe 4. Gaols Act 1823 Ruth Lamont 5. The Slave, Grace (1827) Rosemary Auchmuty 6. A Brief Summary of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1854 Joanne Conaghan 7. Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 Penelope Russell 8. Married Women's Property Act 1882 Andy Hayward 9. First Woman Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Helen Taylor, 1885 Janet Smith 10. Section 5(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 Lois Bibbings 11. Match Women's Strike, 1888 Jacqueline Lane 12. R v Jackson (1891) Teresa Sutton 13. A Pageant of Great Women, Cicely Hamilton, 1909-12 Katharine Cockin 14. Representation of the People Act 1918 Mari Takayanagi 15. Maternity and Child Welfare Act 1918 Hazel Biggs 16. Article 7 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, 1919 Aoife O'Donoghue 17. Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 Mari Takayanagi 18. First Women Justices of the Peace, 1919 Anne Logan 19. First Woman to be Admitted to an Inn of Court, Helena Normanton, 1919 Judith Bourne 20. Committee on the Employment of Women on Police Duties, 1920 Colin R Moore 21. First Woman Law Agent, Madge Easton Anderson, 1920 Alison Lindsay 22. Foundation of the Association of Women Solicitors, 1921 Elizabeth Cruickshank 23. First Woman to Practise as a Barrister in Ireland and the (then) United Kingdom, Averil Deverell, 1921 Liz Goldthorpe 24. First Woman Solicitor in England and Wales, Carrie Morrison, 1922 Elizabeth Cruickshank 25. Matrimonial Causes Act 1923 Penelope Russell 26. First Woman Member of the Faculty of Advocates, Margaret Kidd, 1923 Catriona Cairns 27. First Woman Professor of Law in Ireland, Frances Moran, 1925 Emma Hutchinson 28. DPP v Jonathan Cape and Leopold Hill (1928) Caroline Derry 29. Edwards v Attorney General of Canada (1929) Sarah Mercer 30. Education Act 1944 Harriet Samuels 31. Family Allowances Act 1945 Lucy Vickers 32. British Nationality Act 1948 Helen Kay and Rose Pipes 33. Married Women (Restraint Upon Anticipation) Act 1949 Rosemary Auchmuty 34. Life Peerages Act 1958 Supuni Perera 35. First Woman to Hold Regular Judicial Office in England and Wales, Rose Heilbron, 1964 Laura Lammasniemi 36. Married Women's Property Act 1964 Sharon Thompson 37. First Woman High Court Judge in England and Wales, Elizabeth Lane, 1965 Judith Bourne and Frances Burton 38. Abortion Act 1967 Nicky Priaulx and Natalie L Jones 39. National Health Service (Family Planning) Act 1967 Leonora Onaran 40. Dagenham Car Plant Strike, 1968 Dawn Watkins 41. First Woman Professor of Law in the UK, Claire Palley, 1970 Fiona Cownie 42. First Women's Refuge, 1971 Felicity Kaganas 43. Section 25 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 Anne Logan 44. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Anne Morris 45. First Rape Crisis Centre, 1976 Alison Diduck 46. Section 4 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 Clare McGlynn and Julia Downes 47. Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 Laura Binger and Helen Carr 48. Davis v Johnson (1978) Susan Edwards 49. Health (Family Planning) Act 1979 Mairead Enright 50. Williams & Glyn's Bank v Boland (1980) Rosemary Auchmuty 51. Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, 1981-2000 Elizabeth Woodcraft 52. Gill and Coote v El Vino Co Ltd (1982) Anne Morris 53. Women and the Law, Susan Atkins and Brenda Hoggett, 1984 Brenda Hale and Susan Atkins 54. Warnock Report, 1984 Kirsty Horsey 55. Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 Phyllis Livaha 56. Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority (1985) Emma Nottingham 57. Grant v Edwards (1986) Joanne Beswick 58. Section 32 of the Finance Act 1998 Ann Mumford 59. First Woman Court of Appeal Judge in England and Wales, Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, 1988 Dana Denis-Smith 60. Section 5 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 Susan Leahy 61. First Woman President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, 1990 Leah Treanor 62. Foundation of the Association of Women Barristers, 1991 Frances Burton 63. R v Ahluwalia (1993) Siobhan Weare 64. Feminist Legal Studies Journal, 1993 Rosemary Hunter 65. Barclays Bank v O'Brien (1993) Sarah Greer 66. Webb v EMO Air Cargo (UK) Ltd (No 2) (1994) Debra Morris 67. First Woman to Lead a Top 10 Law Firm in England and Wales, Lesley MacDonagh, 1995 Steven Vaughan 68. Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution Act 1995 Laura Cahillane 69. St George's Healthcare NHS Trust v S (1998) Kay Lalor, Anne Morris and Annapurna Waughray 70. Section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 Sonia Kalsi 71. Islam v Secretary of State for the Home Department, R v Immigration Appeal Tribunal and Another, ex parte Shah (1999) Nora Honkala 72. White v White (2000) Jonathan Herring 73. Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002 Susan Atkins 74. Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 Nikki Godden-Rasul 75. National Assembly for Wales Election, 2003 Catrin Fflur Huws 76. Mental Capacity Act 2005 Rosie Harding 77. UK Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (OP-CEDAW), 2005 Meghan Campbell 78. Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 Pragna Patel 79. First Woman Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Patricia Scotland, 2007 Linda Mulcahy 80. Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 F Vera-Gray 81. Radmacher v Granatino (2010) Marie Parker 82. Concluding Observations of the UN Committee against Torture, Recommendation to Ireland Regarding the Magdalene Laundries, 2011 Maeve O'Rourke 83. Birmingham City Council v Abdulla (2012) Harini Iyengar 84. Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012 Ivana Bacik 85. Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 Fiona de Londras 86. R v Nimmo and Sorley (2014) Kim Barker 87. Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014 and Canon C2 'Of the Consecration of Bishops', 2014 Miranda Threlfall-Holmes 88. In the Matter of an Application for Judicial Review by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (2015) Marie Fox and Sheelagh McGuinness 89. Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 Olga Jurasz 90. Section 2 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 Erika Rackley 91. First Woman President of the UK Supreme Court, Brenda Hale, 2017 Erika Rackley 92. Thirty-sixth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, 2018 Fiona de Londras

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