Rory Bremner, one of Britain’s best satirical impressionists, has been confirmed as the special guest speaker at Birmingham Law Society’s Bicentenary Gala Dinner, to be held later this year.
The award-winning comedian, writer and actor is best-known for his political satire and lifelike impersonations of Prime Ministers, Presidents and other world leaders.
During his 30-year TV career, Bremner has won numerous awards, including three BAFTAs for his Channel 4 series ‘Bremner, Bird and Fortune’. He has also written and starred in various political satire specials covering General Elections, the Iraq War, the Scottish Referendum and the coalition government, and is a regular guest on comedy quiz and panel shows.
His writing credits include columns for the Financial Times, New Statesman, and Daily Telegraph.
James Turner, president of Birmingham Law Society, said: “The 200th anniversary dinner will be a fantastic way to celebrate not only the Society’s history and legacy but also its future as it continues to shape and lead what is a changing and dynamic legal sector, both in Birmingham and the West Midlands.”
Established in 1818 with 19 founder members, BLS is now the largest regional law society in the UK, with more than 4,000 members drawn from law firms and barristers’ chambers across the West Midlands.
To mark the historic milestone, a year-long programme of Bicentenary themed events has been organised by the Society.
A book has also been commissioned to chronicle BLS’s history, and to chart the rise of the profession and the influence lawyers have had on the professional, business and civic life of the city and the region.
The Bicentenary Gala Dinner will be held on the 4th October at the International Convention Centre.