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  Helena Normanton Tuesday 5 February 2002  
In 1922, Helena Normanton became the first woman to practice at the English Bar. She then went on to be the first woman to lead the prosecution in a murder trial and to conduct a trial in America - not forgetting being the first woman King's Counsel, and the first woman to represent cases at both the High Court and the Old Bailey. She also found time to run a fierce campaign to keep her maiden name.

Jenni is joined by Judith Bourne, barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at London Guildhall University to talk about Cherie Booth's role model, Helena Normanton, the pioneering woman barrister.


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