Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Legal Eves

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

Fiona Bolton

Fiona Bolton has been a partner at the London office of international law firm Eversheds since October 2008. She undertakes a full range of contentious, non-contentious and transactional employment work.She was named Outstanding Solicitor of the Year 2013 by the Black Solicitors' Network and...

Dawn Brathwaite

Dawn Brathwaite is a partner at Mills & Reeve, based in its Birmingham office and leads the Corporate Social Responsibility activities for that office. She specialises in Healthcare Law and advises health bodies on diverse...

Yvonne Brown

Yvonne Brown is a consultant with Legal Management Consulting in London and a former Chair and founding member of the Black Solicitors' Network (BSN), of which she is now an Honorary Board...

Grace Brown

Grace Brown is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and a Deputy District Judge. She practises primarily in the area of human rights, asylum and Immigration Law, though she has also developed a particular specialty of advising in Family Law cases which involve one or more aspects of Immigration...

Carole Burgher

Carole Burgher was appointed as a District Judge in May 2014, having been a Deputy District Judge since May 2008. Her specialism was Family Law and mainly represented children, young people and parents in Private and Public...

Karen Rhona Cargill

Karen Rhona Cargill has been a Coverage Counsel at AON Risks Solutions since November 2014. Her work involves a wide range of complex, high value, insurance and risk management issues, both contentious and non-contentious. She was previously a partner at DAC...

Nichelle S. Carr

Nichelle S. Carr is the Director of Business Affairs at Universal Pictures in London and was previously Senior Counsel for Universal Pictures International...

Saimo Chahal

Saimo Chahal is a partner and head of the Civil Liberties and Social Welfare Team at Bindmans in...

Shami Chakrabarti CBE

Shami Chakrabarti CBE has been the Director of human rights organisation Liberty since 2003. In July 2011 she was appointed a panel member of the Leveson Inquiry - the Judicial Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the Press, including phone hacking, which closed in July...

Sophie Chandauka

Sophie Chandauka is the Head of Asset Financing at the Virgin Money Group, the leading challenger UK retail...

Heather Chandler

Heather Chandler is a partner at the Milton Keynes office of national law firm Shoosmiths. She focuses on pension advisory work, dealing with trustee and commercial clients advising on legislative compliance and best...

Parosha Chandran

Parosha Chandran is a barrister at 1 Pump Court Chambers. She is a leading junior at the Bar in human rights and human trafficking. She has acted in successful cases in a variety of human rights-related areas throughout her practice at the Bar and is the co-founder of the Trafficking Law and...

Sunita Chawla

Sunita Chawla became a partner in 2009 at leading City law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner. She is in the Real Estate Group and is an experienced real estate...

Bobbie Cheema QC

Bobbie Cheema QC is a barrister at 2 Hare Court Chambers. She was the second woman  to become 

Jacqueline Cheltenham

Jacqueline Cheltenham is the national Head of the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and an associate professor at the University of Law. She is based in...

Jane Cheong Tung Sing

Jane Cheong Tung Sing has been a partner at the Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance since 2005 and deals with all forms of structured real estate finance (UK and European), with particular emphasis on senior and mezzanine investment and development debt finance, complex intercreditor...

Anjali Chhania

Anjali Chhania is a managing director in the legal function at Barclays Bank Plc and heads up coverage of Debt (loan and leveraged finance) across the Corporate and Investment Bank, EMEA, leading a team of more than 50 lawyers and...

Naeema Choudry

Naeema Choudry is a partner at the Manchester office of international law firm Eversheds and has been a fee-paid Employment Tribunal Judge, sitting in the Birmingham Region, since 2013. She advises on all aspects of Employment Law, acting primarily on behalf of large-scale employers who are...

Amal Clooney

Amal Ramzi Clooney (nee Alamuddin) is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and specialises in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal...

Farisha Constable

Farisha Constable has been Senior Legal Counsel (Anti-Piracy) at mass media company NBC Universal since 2013 in London and was previously the Senior Brand Protection lawyer for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in...

Chan D'Souza

Chan D'Souza is a partner in the Property Litigation Department at the London office of Wedlake...

Patricia Dangor

Patricia Dangor was the first person of African ancestry to be appointed a Circuit Judge of England and Wales in1999 and retired from the Circuit Bench in 2013. In the same month...

Yetunde Dania

Yetunde Dania joined Trowers & Hamlins, an international law firm with offices in the UK and the Middle East, in 2011 at its new Birmingham office. Yetunde specialises in all aspects of private and social housing...

Jay Das

Jay Das is a partner and heads up the planning team at the London office of Wedlake Bell. She is a specialist in planning and environment, compulsory purchase orders and compensation, highways and local government...

Cecily Davis

Cecily Davis is a partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse and is the Head its Construction and Engineering Group at the London office. She specialises in non-contentious construction and infrastructure...

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is the Group Commercial Legal Director for the Guardian Media Group...

Lucille De Silva

Lucille De Silva is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Department of Dentons, based in London. She has more than 18 years' experience in international energy, projects, regulation and...

Deepa Deb

Deepa Deb is a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Her specialism is multi-disciplinary real estate transactions, both nationally and internationally....

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