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Famous Female Barristers

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List of famous female barristers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female barristers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being barristers. There are thousand of females working as barristers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic barristers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a barrister then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Linda Dobbs and Elizabeth Woodcraft.

While this isn't a list of all female barristers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female barristers?" and "Who are the best female barristers?"
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