I am a Principal Associate at national law firm Shoosmiths, working within the Personal Advisory Division as a specialist clinical negligence solicitor. I started my career as a legal secretary, then paralegal at the firm, before commencing my training contract and qualifying into the clinical negligence team. I am also a very proud Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Birmingham Black Lawyers (“BBL”) and I cannot put into words how rewarding a role this is. As a team we are passionate about supporting law students as well as qualified colleagues to overcome obstacles and progress to positions of leadership in their respective firms.
I was co-opted onto Council in October 2019 as Representative of BBL and shortly thereafter joined the Council’s Race Equality and Cultural Heritage subcommittee. Like BBL, BLS is committed to promoting diversity and equality within the profession so it makes absolute sense that we should work together to try to achieve our common aims. There is such a sense of pride amongst Council members of the incredible work that BLS does. It has been a rewarding and enlightening experience so far.