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Birmingham Black Lawyers donates more than £600 to The Sickle Cell Society from fundraising at their 3rd Annual Ball

Access Legal Solicitors was the Platinum Sponsor of the third annual Birmingham Black Lawyers’ Summer Ball which was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 2 June 2018.

Over the years the Ball has grown in popularity with 150 guests attending this year’s sell out event.

Kishma Bolaji, one of the founders and co-chair of Birmingham Black Lawyers, is an associate solicitor in local law firm Shoosmiths Serious Injury. Kishma’s particular specialism is in medical negligence cases, her work being described by clients as ‘professional excellence at its best’.

Already noted for its excellent track in encouraging diversity, Shoosmiths regularly featured at the top of the Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Tables. The mission of Birmingham Black Lawyers is to encourage the city’s legal community to embrace diversity by promoting a higher level of integration of BAME lawyers in local law firms.

BBL provides support to those seeking to advance in their careers in the law, acting as a bridge between junior and more senior legal professionals as well as facilitating professional and social networking opportunities such as the Summer Ball. Kishma was delighted with the sponsorship and the popularity of the event:‘The Ball was extremely well supported and demand for tickets had been such that, for the first time, we had to turn guests away. Both private and public sector legal practitioners as well as senior business people attended, with many travelling from outside Birmingham for the networking opportunity.’

She added ‘To prosper, any law firm needs the best people, regardless of their background, to deliver results for an equally diverse range of clients. Birmingham Black Lawyers will continue its efforts to ensure that people of all ethnicities are recognised for their ambition, creativity and talent.’

Proceeds from the night’s raffle were shared between BBL and the Sickle Sell Society which supports and represents people affected by sickle cell disorder to improve their overall quality of life.

You can contact Kishma here.


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