Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Notable Solicitors

This sub-section lists solicitors and other legal professionals who are considered to be notable achievers of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Roger Jairaj Sahota

Roger Jairaj Sahota, a partner at BSB Solicitors is a human rights and criminal lawyer who won Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2011 at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards.

Roger was the first Solicitor Advocate to appear as defence counsel in a war crimes trial at the Special Court for...

Raju Bhatt

Raju Bhatt has spent much of his professional life fighting for justice for bereaved families and 2017 saw him involved in a case mired in claims of police and media corruption and is claimed to be the most investigated murder in British history.

Raju is a founding partner at Bhatt Murphy...

Rosalyn Breedy

Rosalyn Breedy is a corporate partner at Forsters LLP, a Mayfair-based law firm. She has a private wealth legal London practice, advising family offices, entrepreneurs, fund managers and trusts.  With clients in many major financial centres, Rosalyn has a...

Raj Chada

Raj Chada is a partner and Head of the Protest Law team at City law firm Hodge Jones & Allen. He won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Criminal Defence Award in June 2012. Raj has a special interest in public order offences and human rights work. In 2011 he acted for “Jonnie Marbles” –...

Saimo Chahal

Saimo Chahal is a partner and joint head of the public law and human rights department of Bindmans in London. She is an acclaimed human rights and civil liberties lawyer with numerous high-profile cases at the cutting edge of the law, including right to life cases which have attracted worldwide...

Maninder Gill

Maninder Gill joined Simons Muirhead & Burton as a partner in 2010 and is now the Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Retail, Fashion & Franchising groups. His main areas of focus are intellectual property, formulating brand strategies, franchising, commercial contracts and...

Angela Jackman

Angela Jackman joined Maxwell Gillott as a partner in 2010. Angela has been a recognised leader in Education Law since 2003 when she was first ranked by Chambers and Partners. The Civil Liberties and Human Rights and Court of Protection categories of the 2013 directory says she has a wealth of...

Makbool Javaid

Makbool Javaid is a partner at the Soho firm Simons Muirhead & Burton and head of its Employment Group.   Makbool was previously at the international law firm DLA Piper for 10 years, where he was a partner in the Employment and Pensions Group and the head of its Discrimination Law team...

Nish Kanwar

Nish Kanwar has been a partner at Plexus Law since 2010. He specialises in complex injury claims, particularly those with an international component. Prior to joining the firm, he headed the London Personal Injury...

Imran Khan

 

Imran Khan is a celebrated human rights and criminal lawyer and is seen by many as an icon because of his representation of the Stephen Lawrence family followed the racist murder of Stephen in 1993.

 

He and the Lawrence family (particularly Doreen Lawrence, now...

Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia

Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is a lawyer, entrepreneur, academic and business-facilitator focused on FDI into Africa. His law firm Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors based in both London and Accra, Ghana has advised on deals worth over $15 billion since 2004 and was shortlisted as ‘Africa law firm...

Denise Nurse

Denise Nurse is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Halebury, a London legal consultancy firm specialising in the technology, media and telecoms sectors, in 2010.  However, Denise is also well-known as a television broadcaster and presenter. She was in-house counsel at BSkyB when she...

Shah Qureshi

Shah Qureshi is a partner and head of the Employment Department at Bindmans, one of the UK’s top Human Rights law firms. His practice covers all areas of Employment and Discrimination Law and he has developed a reputation in pursuing successful discrimination and whistle-blowing cases against...

Aziz Rahman

Aziz Rahman founded the law firm Rahman Ravelli Solicitors in Halifax just two years after he qualified as a solicitor in 1999. As the lead partner he now employs more than 30 staff and has a branch office in central London. Aziz’s firm specialises in serious fraud, regulatory matters and...

Thalej Vasishta

Thalej Vasishta is the founder and Managing Director of the specialist immigration law firm Paragon Law. As a senior solicitor he works primarily with UK companies wanting to employ skilled foreign nationals, and overseas companies and individuals seeking to invest in or trade with the UK. He...

Audrey Williams

Audrey is a partner at City law firm Fox Williams and her particular...

Ali Zaidi

Ali Zaidi is a partner and Head of Insolvency at Edwin Coe, a 30-partner commercial practice in London, where he joined as assistant solicitor in 1999. Ali’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and commercial and personal insolvency. He has significant experience in...