Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Legal Eves

This section features the women within Black Letter Law, many of whom have made history and/or cracked, if not broken, the glass ceiling.

Funke Abimbola

Funke Abimbola is the first Managing Counsel for Roche UK and...

Funmi Adegbeyeni

Funmi Adegbeyeni is Managing Counsel, Global Aviation and UK fuels at the oil giant, BP. She leads the legal teams for BP’s aviation business as well as its UK Fuels business. She also sits on BP’s Global Legal Diversity & Inclusion Committee and...

Leona Ahmed

Leona Ahmed is a partner and the Divisional Managing Partner (DMP) in the Real Estate team at Addleshaw Goddard. She is the firm's first female DMP and leads a team of more than 30 partners and more than 110 fee...

Shaistah Akhtar

Shaistah Akhtar is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at King & Wood Mallesons and has an extensive and wide-ranging experience of commercial litigation and arbitration...

Grace Amakye

Grace Amakye has been a Circuit Judge since April 2015. She sits in the South Eastern Circuit and is based in Snaresbrook Crown Court in...

Vinita Arora

Vinita Arora is a partner at DLA Piper in the employment department. Her practice focuses primarily on employment issues within the hospitality/leisure and retail sectors, although she also advises clients in the IT, telecommunication and media...

Desiree Artesi

Desiree Artesi is a barrister and board member at Thomas More Chambers. She specialises in all aspects of property litigation, both residential and commercial. She is also the legal adviser to the High Commission for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in...

Mathu Asokan

Mathu Asokan has been a District Judge sitting on the Midlands Circuit since she was appointed in February 2002. She is also Diversity and Community Relations Judge based at the Birmingham Civil Justice...

Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin is the Principal at Austins Solicitors in London, specialising in complex probate matters. Since 2010 she has been a member of the Law Society's Equality and Diversity Committee, which considers and guides the Law Society on equality, diversity and inclusion issues. Sarah is...

Parya Badie

Parya Badie is a partner at Magic Circle law firm Allen and Overy and specialises in derivative and structured finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on structured credit/equity derivatives, insurance-capital market cross-over products and regulatory capital-driven...

Satinder Bains

Satinder Bains became a partner at national law firm Irwin Mitchell in 2011 and is based at its Birmingham office. She joined the firm in 2005 and began her career specialising exclusively in asbestos-related disease claims - including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural...

Seema Bains

Seema Bains is a partner at the London office of DWF. She qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined DWF’s Insurance Team in March...

Anu Balasubramanian

Anu Balasubramanian is a partner in the Corporate Department at DLA Piper and as the only female corporate partner she has led the department on many complex multi-jurisdictional deals. She was listed inThe Lawyer magazine's Hot 100...

Nike Balogun

Nike Balogun was appointed as a fee-paid Employment Tribunals judge in May 2003, sitting in Cardiff for two and a half years then in Southampton for four years. In November 2009 she was appointed as a salaried part-time Employment Tribunal Judge sitting in...

Fareda Banda

Fareda Banda is a Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). Her teaching is on Family Law and Human Rights of Women as well as issues pertaining to law and society in...

Ramatu Banga

Ramatu Banga is a partner at the London office of Field Fisher Waterhouse and has more than 18 years' experience advising clients on commercial property matters across the hotel, leisure and retail sector, along with the public...

Annabel Bannerman

Annabel Bannerman is Group General Counsel at Ladbrokes Plc and was previously at King and Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ...

Zahra Bardai

Zahra Bardai is a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Berwin Leighton...

Cordella Bart-Stewart

Cordella Bart-Stewart has been a fee-paid Immigration Judge since 2000. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1987 and has run her own practice, Stewart & Co in North London, specialising in Family and Immigration Law, for over 20...

Rukia Baruti

Rukia Baruti, a non-practising solicitor qualified in England and Wales, is founder and Managing Director of Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA), a non-profit organisation working to build capacity in African and...

Rajinder Bassi

Rajinder Bassi is a partner at the London office of international law firm Kirkland & Ellis, based in its International Litigation and Arbitration...

Tania Bedi

Tania Bedi is a partner in the finance group at the London office of global law firm Ropes &...

Rinku Bhadoria

Rinku Bhadoria is a partner in the Infrastructure and Finance Department at King & Wood Mallesons....

Zia Bhaloo QC

Zia Bhaloo QC is a barrister at Enterprise Chambers. She was called to the Bar in 1990 and took silk in 2010. Zia's practice covers all areas of property and landlord and tenant work. She has been representing clients in mediations for the past 15 years and is an Alternative Dispute Resolution...

Kiran Bhogal

Kiran Bhogal is a partner and Head of the London Healthcare Advisory Department at the national law firm Weightmans and was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in...

Shalini Bhuchar

Shalini Bhuchar is a partner in the Asset Finance practice at Hogan Lovells and is a member of its core Africa team. She has experience in a broad range of cross-border asset finance work, including aviation, shipping, plant and equipment transactions, as well as general banking...

Farmida Bi

Farmida Bi has been a partner at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s London office since 2008. She has been a capital markets transactions expert for almost two decades on both English and New York law debt and equity capital markets transactions. She won the Society...

Nehar Bird

Nehar Bird is a senior Immigration...

Lawumi Biriyok

Lawumi Biriyok, formerly principal at the London firm Biriyok Show, made history in May 2010 when she became the first female African British to be elected chair of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group...

Charlotte Boaitey

Charlotte Boaitey is Head of the Chambers of Charlotte Boaitey at 12 Old Square. She specialises in crime, Family Law, immigration (in particular entry clearance), commercial immigration (work permits and business visas), deportation, asylum, human rights, judicial review, employment and local...

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