Fieldfisher is delighted to announce that Zaakira Allana, a director in the firm's leading dispute resolution practice, has been appointed to the Law Society's Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) Committee.
The EMLD supports and promotes black and ethnic minority solicitors and their allies through the provision of career-enhancing events, information and networking opportunities.
The EMLD's committee provides leadership and plays a decisive role in curating and hosting events that promote inclusion and diversity in The Law Society and the wider legal profession.
Appointment to the committee is via a competitive application and interview process, which assesses candidates' suitability for the role and the benefits they can bring to the EMLD.
Zaakira, who is based in Fieldfisher's Birmingham office, maintains a broad practice of commercial disputes and has a particular interest in energy and construction and engineering disputes.
Zaakira is dual-qualified to practice in England & Wales and New York, and is studying part-time for a Masters in International Law. Having worked in Egypt and Dubai, she has a good understanding of business and culture in the MENA region and regularly visits business contacts there.
Commenting on her appointment, Zaakira said:
"I am delighted to be given this opportunity to serve on the EMLD Committee, having been a member of the division for most of my career.
"Promoting inclusion in, and expanding the diversity of, the legal profession is an issue I care deeply about. I firmly believe the best way to achieve this is through knowledge-sharing and positive reinforcement of the benefits of greater representation of black and minority ethnic lawyers."
Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.
Our network of more than 1,700 expert people spans 25 offices in 11 countries, including our US and China locations, acting alongside our international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines.
A Times Top 20 Law Firm, we are highly commended by the European Financial Times Innovative Lawyers rankings and repeatedly nominated for awards in areas including dispute resolution, public and regulatory, M&A and IP. Our lawyers are consistently recognised by legal directories as leading professionals in their areas of specialism and we are ranked tier 1 or 2 in a number of our key practice areas.
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