A woman is set to become the first president of the Muslim Law Society to visit Bradford

A lawyer who is set to become the first Muslim president of the Law Society of England and Wales is due to visit Bradford.

Lubna Shuja will speak at a special three-course dinner at the Midland Hotel Princes Ballroom on Friday, October 21.

“An Audience with Lubna Shuja” is hosted by Nasreen Karim, founder and partner of Bradford-based Platinum Partnership Solicitors, and will be attended by leading judges, lawyers and businesses.

Nasreen said: “We are delighted to welcome Lubna to Bradford. She is truly an inspirational figure and our audience will be delighted to hear about her journey and her aspirations for the future.”

Lubna said, “At school, being a lawyer was never something I thought about. I didn’t know any lawyers and I didn’t think that someone from a working-class background like me would have the slightest chance of having a legal career.

“I managed to get decent A-level grades and then a school friend suggested I do a law degree as it would provide good career options. I found it hard to contain my excitement when I managed to get a place at university to study law.”

Lubna Shuja will speak at a special dinner at the Midland Hotel Princes Ballroom

Next week, Lubna will become only the seventh female president of the Bar.

She qualified as a barrister in 1992 and is currently a sole practitioner with Legal Swan Solicitors in Birmingham, a firm she established in 2007. Prior to 2007, Lubna worked in a street practice in West Yorkshire for 14 years, dealing with litigation and personal injury. work.

Lubna has been a member of the Law Society Council since 2013, representing the interests of sole practitioners and is a member of the Law Society’s Board of Directors, Chair of the Strategic Litigation Group and a member of the Conduct Committee.

Tickets for “An Audience with Lubna Shuja” are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information click here