Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rackley, Auchmuty and friends on women's legal landmarks in the UK and Ireland

Erika Rackley, University of Kent and Rosemary Auchmuty, University of Reading have co-edited the volume, Women's Legal Landmarks celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland with Hart. From the press: 
Media of Women's Legal LandmarksWomen'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.
 Table of Contents after the jump:

1. Women's Legal Landmarks: An Introduction 
Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty


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
Máiréad 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 Fflûr 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