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Jul 15, 2022

This week Sally Penni MBE is Talking Law with Dinah Rose QC, who is a barrister and member of Blackstone Chambers. Dinah was also appointed President of Magdalen College, Oxford in September 2020. She is the 43rd President of the College since its foundation in 1458, and the first woman to hold the post.

Dinah describes how she juggled her career at the bar around raising two children. She also recalls one of her most memorable cases; an employment tribunal on behalf of Jane Couch also known as the Fleetwood Assasin, who wanted to become a female boxer but was denied a licence on the grounds of being a woman.

Dinah explains why she loves the Supreme Court, but admits there is work to be done to improve diversity within the Court and to improve transparency in the appointment process.

Dinah has some powerful thoughts on wellbeing too. A particularly stressful time in her life led her to take some time off work sick, and she reflects on this period in her life and how it proved to be a turning point in her career, for the better.

Presented by Sally Penni MBE, barrister at law at Kenworthy’s Chambers Manchester and founder and chair of Women in the Law UK. Follow Sally on Twitter @SallyPenni1 

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