Tariq Sadiq named “Barrister of the Year” at this year’s BLS Legal Awards

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We are delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been named “Barrister of the Year” at this year’s Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.

Tariq received his award from ex-England rugby player Brian Moore and Sue Rivers from Birmingham City University, making it the 4th year running that a member of St Philips has walked away with the title.

The judges were particularly impressed by Tariq, who, “having been a previous winner of this award in 2013, has not only sustained his eminence in employment law but has gone on to build a national profile in sports law, acting on a number of very high profile football-related cases. His sustained commitment to promoting social mobility in the law and in playing his part in providing access to justice were also worthy of note.”

Other winners on the night were:

Eversheds – Law Firm of the Year 16 partners or more

Sydney Mitchell Solicitors – Law Firm of the Year, five to 15 partners

Averta Employment Lawyers – Law Firm of the Year, sole practitioner to four partners

Katie Willems, Higgs & Sons Solicitors – Trainee Solicitor of the Year

Mark Hands, Irwin Mitchell – Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year

Natalie Moustache, Anthony Collins Solicitors – Paralegal of the Year

Alison Hancock, SGH Martineau – Chartered Legal Executive of the Year

Derek Adamson, DWF – Partner of the Year

Ian Henery, Ian Henery Solicitors – Corporate Social Responsibility/Pro bono Lawyers of the Year

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to Bernard Shepherd in recognition of his contribution to the legal profession during his 44-year career.

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