Women in the Law UK, a professional development and support organisation for female lawyers which recently established a Scottish presence, has announced its first event in Glasgow, later this month.

Entitled "Jobs for the girls: how to progress in your career with confidence", the event will take place at the offices of Harper Macleod LLP in the Ca’d’oro building from 5.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Speakers confirmed for the evening include Nicola Gordon, lay chair of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Naomi Pryde, head of law firm DWF’s Scottish commercial litigation team, Mary Bonsor, CEO of paralegal agency F-LEX, and Caroline McCarron from JMW Solicitors’ Lawshare team.

The event will also feature a presentation from Pamela Niven, head of Harper Macleod’s Private Client team, who will explore the most effective ways for female solicitors to progress to partnership.

Sally Penni, practising barrister and founder of Women in the Law UK, commented: "I am really looking forward to this event, on a theme that has always been well received wherever and whenever we have addressed it. There is no shortage of women entering the legal profession but we remain woefully underrepresented in senior and leadership roles and, although the sector still needs to make some major structural changes, this event will give female lawyers vital insights into the steps they can take to help themselves right now."

Attendance is restricted to qualified members of the legal profession. Tickets are free for members of Women in the Law UK and priced at £10 for non-members. Both free and paid-for tickets need to be booked in advance at www.womeninthelawuk.co/webevents or via the Eventbrite ticketing platform.

Women in the Law UK’s events are held under the Chatham House rule, enabling speakers and audience members to speak freely and learn from each others’ experiences in a confidential environment.