‡Fredda Brilliant (Polish

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‡Fredda Brilliant (Polish, 1903-1999)

Helena Florence Normanton, QC (1882-1957), the first woman to practise as a barrister in England

Signed and dated 1955

Plaster

55cm high (2)

With a book: Fredda Brilliant, Biographies in Bronze (New York: Shapolsky Books, 1986)

Normanton was also the first woman to obtain a client's divorce, lead a murder trial, conduct a trial in America and appear at the High Court and the Old Bailey. She was one of the first two female King's counsel and she also campaigned for women's rights and suffrage