Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | BLD Power List

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The BLD Power List is made up of influential/powerful individuals who are lawyers (whether now or in the past) of African, Asian, Caribbean and other minority ethnic ancestry.

The Power Listers' impact on the British landscape is vast spanning legal history, the economy, politics, banking, professional services and the list goes on. Many have used that position to influence and help others whether simply because of the visibility of the post they hold or held and/or because they simply go out of their way to inspire and help others to achieve and succeed.

The BLD Power Listers are not just the here and now but some of them are those on whose shoulders we stood and who have paved the way for us today.

Keith Vaz MP

Politics was in Keith Vaz’s blood from an early age – his mother was the first Asian councillor in Leicester and his sister, Valerie is an MP – so it was no surprise when he switched from being a barrister-turned-solicitor, to becoming a politician.

He was elected MP for Leicester...

Solomon Wifa

Solomon Wifa made legal history on 22 February 2010 when, aged 37, he became the youngest-ever Managing Partner of O’Melveny & Myers, one of the world’s top 30 law firms. He is also one of the youngest ever Managing Partners in the City of London of a firm of such global...