Lady Justices of Gray’s Inn

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyJonathan Knowles Photography
ArtistJonathan Knowles
Design TeamHair and Make-up: Robert Frampton and Alice Ruth Mason. Retouching: Gareth Pritchard
ClientThe Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
CreditJonathan Knowles

Lady Justices Sarah Asplin, Nicola Davies, Anne Rafferty and Vivien Rose, Benchers of Gray’s Inn. Gray’s Inn commissioned a portrait of the four Lady Justices of Appeal who are members of the Governing Body of the Inn. It was highly unusual that four of the eight female Justices of the Court of Appeal should come from one Inn, and Gray’s Inn wanted to celebrate that fact, especially as 2020 fell around the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which received Royal Assent on 23 December 1919, and so allowed women to become barristers.?

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