Clock Chambers are delighted that Mary Prior QC was named as Woman of the Year at the inaugural Women in Law Awards 2020. Mary joined us at Clock Chambers in 1995, where she specialised in Crime.
After coming to the profession from a non-traditional background, Mary strives to make the Bar more accessible to others. From helping run competitions in State Schools where pupils take part in a mock Criminal Trial, to mentoring students; As co-chair of Women in Law – West Midlands, Mary has done extensive work to encourage local pupils to pursue a career in Law. In a recent Interview with the Bar Council, Mary summarised her work perfectly, stating ‘Your background is not a barrier to success.’
The judges at the Women in Law Awards felt Mary ‘eloquently described the challenges she faced becoming a top lawyer’ and that ‘She is a leader by taking on positions of responsibility.’
Clock Chambers could not be more pleased with Mary’s achievement. We remain proud of Mary’s work both inside the Courts, where she specialises in both defending and
Clock Chambers could not be more pleased with Mary’s achievement. We remain proud of Mary’s work both inside the Courts, where she specialises in both defending and prosecuting vulnerable individuals; and in her roles encouraging young people from non-traditional backgrounds to join the Bar.
Congratulations Mary Prior QC, Woman of the Year, 2020!