Personal injury and clinical negligence associate Nimmisha Aslam was shortlisted for the Future Leader award within the Diversity & Inclusion category of the Chambers Europe Awards 2021.

This award celebrates the outstanding achievements in diversity and inclusion and pro bono work from lawyers across Europe. 

The shortlist is based on the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion team’s research and will be co-judged by the team and the Chambers Europe Editor. The award ceremony will be held virtually on April 22 2021.

Nimmisha was a member of the Law Society LGBT+ committee until spring 2020 and has written and spoken on issues surrounding intersectionality. She is a member of Russell-Cooke’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network. Nimmisha took an alternative route to practice, qualifying into the personal injury team after working at Russell-Cooke as a paralegal, applying for the SRA's equivalent means exemption scheme. Her personal injury practice includes working for victims and families of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Nimmisha said: I am delighted to be nominated for this award. My work in this space is extremely important to me and it is a great privilege to have built enough of a profile to potentially be recognised as a future leader in diversity and inclusion.”

Nimmisha's blog on her experience working with victims of the Grenfell fire is free to read on the Russell-Cooke website.