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Wednesday, 30th November 2011

More than 70 Birmingham lawyers attended a private screening of “The Whistleblower”.

The film, starring Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, is based on the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, who was sacked from her role as a United Nations peacekeeper after she uncovered a sex trafficking ring in Bosnia.

Her successful case against dismissal was handled by Birmingham lawyer Karen Bailey, of Bailey Wright Solicitors, who attended the screening at The Electric Cinema, along with Madeleine Rees, the former high-ranking UN official portrayed in the film by Vanessa Redgrave. The duo previously worked together at Birmingham firm Tyndallwoods.

The screening, organised by Birmingham Law Society, was followed by a buffet and a book signing by Kathryn at Chung Ying Garden restaurant.