Diversity Inclusion Scheme 2021 Winner Announced!

Huge congratulations to Suraj Hallan on receiving this year’s Diversity Inclusion Scheme.

Suraj said:

“I am absolutely thrilled to have successfully received the Birmingham Law Society’s Diversity Inclusion Scheme Scholarship. Finishing up on my LLM, I have had the ambition of becoming a solicitor but I was unsure as to how I would fund my LPC as I am yet to secure a training contract. A place on this scheme has allowed me to overcome this obstacle and reach that one step closer towards achieving my dreams. Especially coming from a working-class and BAME background, this scholarship has been able to provide me with support and a necessary tool of empowerment. It helps me to ensure that there is a place for people like me in the legal profession, despite often being told and led to believe that those from my background do not become lawyers. I am looking forward to beginning my LPC at The University of Law in Birmingham. I would like to say a massive thanks to Paul McConnell and Linden Thomas for supporting my application, and Inez Brown and Sarah Ramsey for believing in me by providing me with this scholarship.”

We wish him every success in his future endeavours.