Dana Denis-Smith | The bar

In 2020, she was recognized for her work as an advocate for women’s rights and a champion for gender equality with the Special Contribution Award at the Women in Law Awards.

In 2019, she received the Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services award from the Legal 500, and in 2018 she was voted Legal Personality of the Year.

Most recently, Dana was shortlisted for the 2022 FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards, received her second Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her contribution, achievements and positive impact on the legal profession in June 2022.

In 2010, she founded Obelisk Support to provide flexible legal solutions to legal teams and law firms working with lawyers who needed to work remotely and more flexibly around family or other work commitments. care.

Obelisk Support was highly commended at the 2022 Lawyer Awards for ‘Law Company of the Year’ and is again ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 as a leading firm – hailed by clients for being ‘commercial and flexible’.

In 2014, Dana founded the First 100 Years, a national charity campaign to celebrate the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in the UK and Ireland.

Beginning in 2020, the campaign is replaced by The Next 100 Years, focusing on the future of the legal profession for women.