Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Partners in the UK Top 100 Law Firms

This sub-section lists partners in the UK Top 100 law firms who are of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Saad Ahmed

Saad Ahmed is a partner in the Corporate team at Ward Hadaway's Manchester office. He specialises in UK and international corporate and business tax,  including advising listed companies as well as individual business owners on M

Leona Ahmed

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

Leona has extensive experience across all sectors of the investment...

Iftkhar Ahmed

Iftkhar Ahmed is a partner at the Birmingham office of international law firm Eversheds. His main area of work is real estate, working on a wide range of commercial real estate work, including leisure and occupier-based work for major...

Hammad Akhtar

Hammad Akhtar is a partner in the financial institutions group at the London office of Ashurst. He moved from Herbert Smith Freehills to Ashurst in 2012. He has experience of a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions, disposals and reorganisations advising clients in the financial...

Shaistah Akhtar

Shaistah Akhtar is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at King & Wood Mallesons. She has an extensive and wide-ranging experience of commercial litigation and arbitration work. Shaistah also advises on regulatory work, particularly on the Bribery Act 2010. She is a...

Yogi Amin

Yogi Amin became a partner at the Sheffield office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell in 2007. Yogi won the Social and Welfare Lawyer of the Year title at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards ceremony in December 2008. He has handled several cancer drug dispute cases hitting the national...

Daniyal Ansari

Daniyal Ansari is a partner in the Real Estate Finance Team at international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner since March 2015. Prior to joining Berwin Leighton Paisner, Daniyal was

Vinita Arora

Vinita Arora is a partner in the Employment Department at global law firm DLA Piper. 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 sectors. The Legal 500...

Gurjit Atwal

Gurjit Atwal is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Eversheds. He is Head of the firm's Real Estate Sector, advising FTSE and Private Property Companies, Property Funds and Asset Managers, Inward Investors and Institutions, covering the full breadth of property finance, development,...

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 structures. The Legal...

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 2009. Since 2002 Seema has specialised in Employers' Liability and Public Liability claims acting for insurers, retailers and private bodies. She specialises in...

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...

Anu Balasubramanian

Anu Balasubramanian is the only femal partner in the Corporate Department at DLA Piper. Her practice primarily focuses on the structuring/implementation of private equity transactions, cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, management equity plans and joint venture arrangements. She was...

Ramatu Banga

Ramatu Banga is partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse with more than18 years’ experience advising clients on commercial property matters across the hotel, leisure and retail sector, along with the public sector. She advises on acquisitions, disposals, property-led business sales and asset...

Vinod Bange

Vinod Bange is a partner in the IT, Telecoms and Competition group at Taylor Wessing. As Practice Leader for Data Protection, Vinod provides specialist data protection and Information Law advice to many leading international organisations across data-rich sectors, including financial...

Zahra Bardai

Zahra Bardai is a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner. She has a broad range of experience in transactions, including structured disposals and acquisitions utilising a variety of tax efficient vehicles, join ventures, real estate aspects of property finance...

Zaf Bashir

Zaf Bashir is a partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department at the Derby head office of Flint Bishop Solicitors.  Zaf joined the firm as a trainee in 1991, became a partner in 1998 and was appointed to his current position in 2006. He has more than 18 years’ experience of...

Nick Basi

Nick Basi is a partner at the Birmingham office of international law firm DAC Beachcroft and specialises in property and construction insurance. His experience is in acting for property insurers and handling medium to high value property damage claims. Nick has particular specialism in acting for...

Rajinder Bassi

Rajinder Bassi has been a partner at international law firm Kirkland & Ellis since 2005 and is based in the International Litigation and Arbitration Group in the London office.  She has represented multinational corporations and Government entities in both institutional and...

Ranajoy Basu

Ranajoy Basu is a partner at Reed Smith. He is dual qualified in England and India with practice areas that include structured finance, securitisation, derivatives, debt capital markets and debt restructurings. Ranajoy has advised a wide range of clients, including arrangers, originators,...

Rinku Bhadoria

Rinku Bhadoria is a partner in the Energy and Infrastructure Department at King & Wood Mallesons. She acts for sponsors, funds, host governments and export credit agencies, multilateral institutions and commercial lenders on development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects...

Kiran Bhogal

Kiran Bhogal is a partner and Head of the London Healthcare Advisory Department at the national law firm Weightmans, which has offices in Birmingham, Dartford, Knutsford, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester. She joined the law firm in January 2009, having previously been a partner at DAC...

Shalini Bhuchar

Shalini Bhuchar became a partner in the Asset Finance practice at Hogan Lovells in 2015 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 specialised in capital markets transactions for almost two decades and has advised on English and New York law debt and equity capital markets transactions (including...

Fiona Bolton

Fiona Bolton has been a partner at international law firm Eversheds since 2008. She undertakes a full range of contentious, non-contentious and transactional employment work and her particular expertise is acting for clients in High Court claims in relation to restrictive covenants and...

Harold Brako

Addleshaw Goddard considered it a coup when they hired Shoosmiths’ Manchester head Harold Brako to join the firm’s northern finance litigation practice in 2017.

Harold founded and headed up the Shoosmiths’ Manchester office in 2009 and drove its growth from a staff of three to a...

Dawn Brathwaite

Dawn Brathwaite is a partner at Mills & Reeve, based in its Birmingham office. She specialises in Healthcare Law and advises health bodies on diverse issues, including commissioning decisions whether taken by clinical commissioning groups or NHS England, policy...

Paul Bugingo

Paul Bugingo has been a partner at international law firm Simmons & Simmons since 2014. His particular specialism is African projects with energy and infrastructure sectors working with governments, utilities, regulators and private companies across the...

David Carter

David Carter is a corporate partner at international law firm Ashurst. He was named in The Lawyer magazine's Hot 100 for 2012. The feature described him as “convivial” and said he “loves his clients and has built a reputation as one of the City’s real charmers”. David is in...

Rabinder Chaggar

Rabinder Chaggar is a partner and co-head of the Real Estate Department at Lawrence Graham.  He is experienced in the acquisition, funding, leasing, management and onwards sales of all types of real estate.  Rabinder also has extensive experience in development work and his clients...

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