Henna Riaz, of Altrincham, has been shortlisted in the professions category for her work as a media lawyer who set up a royalty auditing business, Audit. Urvasi Naidoo, also of Manchester, has been shortlisted in the sport category for her work as chief executive of the International Federation of Netball Association. Urvasi is a sports lawyer who is one of the few Asian women to be involved in the governance and administration of sports both in the UK and internationally. In a voluntary capacity she is a trustee to Sporting Equals, the only organisation working across the UK to promote opportunities for black and ethnic minorities in sport and physical activity. Founded and chaired by author and entrepreneur Pinky Lilani OBE, the Asian Women of Achievement Awards champions the contribution made by Asian women across British business, sports, public, cultural, community and political life. For the first time, the awards are supported by headline sponsor The Royal Bank of Scotland, and will also include two new categories for community and sporting award to celebrate the impending London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
List of first women lawyers and judges in Asia
A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law - Yale Law School
Lawyer shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Awards
This is a list of the first women lawyer s and judge s in Asia. It includes the year in which the women were admitted to practice law in parentheses. Also included are the first women in their country to achieve a certain distinction such as obtaining a law degree. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
With the recent changes to legal aid entitlement, which affect women in the main, I decided in October , it was time to offer legal advice, guidance and support to those most in need thereby providing a unique service where each and every client felt their care was paramount. I began lecturing Law at University College London in and continued my academic career for a further sixteen years at the Universities of London and Westminster. I hold a current practising certificate with dual capacity as a Barrister in both self employed practice on a Direct Access basis and within employed practice within a local firm of solicitors, as their in house counsel. Speaking from both personal and professional experience, I am in a position to help those whom may otherwise not seek the advice or guidance of a lawyer. The decision to assist women came from a study of the impact of the legal aid cuts and the realisation the cuts have effected women the most.