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International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day (IWD) is an annual global event which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is recognised worldwide as groups come together across the nations to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.*

At Brethertons we are proud to have great women in our business who are passionate about supporting their local community and making a positive difference. Our ethos is to provide exceptional service that is personal to you. One simple example of this is the provision of outstanding counselling support for our Family clients as an integral element of our legal service. We understand from our clients, past and present, that this is hugely beneficial for them whilst they are going through what might be a difficult and emotional time. That holistic and uniquely tailored engagement offered to clients is extended now to support of our local and wider communities in numerous ways.

We are proud to be able to share the following ways in which women in Brethertons  support our local communities:

Joanne Stringer, Associate in our Family team, has been working with the People’s church in Banbury to host a monthly free advisory clinic. Joanne attends the church the 3rd Wednesday of every month, to meet people in the local community and to advise on family law questions they may have. Topics range from divorce, social service proceedings, domestic abuse, children issues and more. Joanne offers her appointments free of charge in order to support those in the community who may need support but are not in a financial position to obtain legal advice. Brethertons can also support with legal aid, which helps individuals who are on low income to access legal advice/representation. You can read more about this here Am I Eligible For Legal Aid? (  


Elizabeth Headley our in house professionally qualified Family Counsellor, works closely with vulnerable people during very difficult times in their lives. Liz has more than 16 years of experience across a full range of services and offers counselling for couples and young people, as well as family systemic counselling, life skills training, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychosexual therapy. This counselling service is something we have been incredibly proud to offer free of charge to all of our clients throughout the most challenging periods of their life.


Shivani Daudia, Paralegal in Property Litigation and Victoria Lea-Holton, Paralegal in Dispute Resolution are preparing for a marathon to support our charity of the year. Shivani and Victoria are training for the London Landmarks half marathon and have raised over £700 to date for the Brethertons chosen charity, Goalball UK*. The money raised will help transform the lives of blind and partially sighted people.  


We are proud to be able to share the following ways in which Women in Brethertons have supported our clients, people in need within local communities and further afield. If you have any queries on anything mentioned above, we’re here to help. Please contact us on 01788 579579 or

Are you interested in joining a firm like Brethertons? Please get in touch with Lucy Brown – as we are always on the lookout for great talent. Alternatively, have a look at our current vacancies.

* IWD: About International Women's Day (


* Goalball UK: Brethertons Solicitors Run The London Landmarks Half Marathon (