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“The Bar will struggle to achieve gender parity while it is self-employed”

In the latest episode of Thomson Reuters Legal UK & Ireland’s podcast series, The Hearing – the host, lawyer and social media commentator, Kevin Poulter, sits down with Dr Charlotte Proudman, Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers.

The self-proclaimed feminist speaks about how she dealt with being labelled as a ‘feminazi’ in newspapers, with her face on the front pages and being trolled by keyboard warriors, after she publicly challenged a senior solicitor over a now infamous message he sent via LinkedIn.

Proudman also discusses the feminist movement, gender parity in the workplace, women’s only events, and the difficult subject of disclosure around rape cases.

Listen to the podcast below, or download it on iTunes or Spotify.


The Hearing is a new legal podcast from Thomson Reuters, providing an unprecedented view into the most interesting people and topics in and around the legal profession. Hosted by Kevin Poulter, The Hearing is sometimes serious, sometimes irreverent but always an informative, insightful and entertaining conversation. Find out more here.

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