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Women and English law

'The status of women has undergone considerable channge during the twentieth century and this is leading to a restructuring of the relationship between the sexes. Inevitably this has presented a challege to the legal system to accommodate and reflect those changes within the law.'
(Helena Kennedy QC).

The following articles focus on different aspects of women and the law of England and Wales. Sections one to four have been contributed by Helena Kennedy QC, one of the UK's most eminent women lawyers.


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