Difficulty of balancing work and family life forces out growing numbers mid-career.

Nikki Alderson decided to set up a coaching business focused on helping female lawyers achieve their potential.

“The hours are punishing and unpredictable, often late into and sometimes through the night, the personal sacrifices are huge, fees are derisory, not remotely stacking up for the necessary childcare or breaks”:

Chris Henley QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association