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The Disappearance of Miss Bebb
The Law Society has come a long way since it barred Gwyneth Bebb and other campaigning Law graduates on the basis that women were not ‘persons’ in the eyes of the law and were thus disqualified from practicing as solicitors.
Today, The Law Society is in the forefront of promoting lawyers from every conceivable background, but other obstacles remain inherent in professional structures and wider society which inhibit representation of people from the full range of gender, ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds from participating in the law.
To interrogate these issues, The Birmingham Law Society (BLS), The Kalisher Trust and The University of Birmingham have united to create a day event inspired by the Bebb v Law Society case, ending with a rehearsed reading of Alex Giles’ new play, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MISS BEBB.
Joining Kalisher President, Martin Shaw and the professional cast will also be former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge; former President of Birmingham Law Society, Eileen Schofield and students from the university Drama Department.
Starting at 13:00, a conference on 'The future of women in the law' An afternoon conference to discuss the issues which still present barriers to access to the legal profession today.
Starting at 18:00, a celebrity reading of Alex Giles’ play inspired by the case of Bebb v. The Law Society directed by Joe Harmston.
Tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk: £60 combined ticket £40 play reading only
Sunday 21 1.00PMOctober
The University of Birmingham
0121 414 3344
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