Senior solicitor Kerry Blomerus features in an article first published in DAS Law on 4 November featuring women in law.
This year marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 that paved the way for women to enter into the legal profession. To mark this milestone, DAS UK Group have put together a series of articles looking at some of the challenges facing women working in the legal sector.
Kerry commented: “For me, there needs to be more balance between work and home life. We all have to work and the legal industry in particular is one that is difficult to balance with home life, as it is not your normal 9-5 job. As a senior solicitor and a mum to a three-year-old boy I am extremely conscious in ensuring that I give my all to my career, as well as my family.
“I consider myself lucky to work for such a firm that prides itself on ensuring all staff have this balance. Sadly, this is not the case in all firms, although it has improved over the last 12 years that I have been working within the legal industry.”
She added: “I think it would be useful to have a mentor system in all firms, similar to that in place when you are a trainee, but which focuses more on career progression and on ways that women are able to obtain the balance of having a career without restriction and enjoyment of family life without the concern of not working full-time and how this will impact on climbing the career ladder.”
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