I am Sundeep Bhatia of Beaumonde Law Practice and I have been a Law Society Council Member for the Ethnic Minority Constituency since 2010. If you want to get in touch with me regarding any of the matters raised in these minutes, then email me Sundeep.email@example.com . The Law Society Council met remotely once more on 15 July. The discussions focused on the work being undertaken to support our members through the Covid 19 crisis and the
work to strengthen the abili
Sundeep has fought for diversity within the legal profession, for the last fifteen years , as a former Chairman of the Society of Asian Lawyers and as a Law Society Council Member for Ethnic Minority solicitors. He was asked to comment on an SRA(Solicitors Regulation Authority) report concerning diversity within the legal profession. A link to the story can be found below. Law firms’ diversity ‘pushback’ #barristers #Diversity #LegalProfession #Solicitors
The first meeting of the new legal year took place last week. Sundeep Bhatia, of Beaumonde Law Practice, is one of the Council Members for the Ethnic Minority Constituency. If you want to get in touch with him, then you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. New Council
members were welcomed following their recent election and induction. You can
see the full list of your Council members at www.lawsociety.org.uk/aboutus. Council agreed our business plan and
Our Sundeep Bhatia is a Law Society Council Member, for the Ethnic Minority Constituency. Sundeep is also a Committee Member of the Ethnic Minority Lawyer’s Division of the Society. If you have any questions or queries, then do not hesitate to contact him Sundeep.email@example.com July’s Council and Annual General Meeting saw the
presidency of the Law Society transfer from Christina Blacklaws to Simon Davis.
The new officeholder team of president Simon Davis, vice p
I , Sundeep Bhatia, of Beaumonde Law Practice solicitors, in Harrow, Middlesex am a Member of the Law Society Council. This is the Parliament of the Law Society and meets every couple of months at its Chancery Lane headquarters. My Constituency is Ethnic Minority solicitors and I have held me seat since 2010. Please feel free to contact me at Sundeep.firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss any of the matters raised at Council. The Minutes of the Meeting are as follo
Sundeep is the proprietor of Beaumonde Law Practice and is also a Council Member of the Law Society of England and Wales. A couple of weeks ago, Sundeep featured in a roundtable concerning Professional Indemnity Insurance. This is insurance which firms , regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ,are required to hold to protect their clients , in the event that things go wrong. Beaumonde Law Practice is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and holds such in
On 3rd December I was one of the speakers at a Law Society Event held for the benefit of Law Students from St Mary’s University. I was chosen to share my experiences as a sole practitioner and to offer advice to those looking to enter the legal professions. Whilst I thrived on the enthusiasm of the Students the experience also made me realise how difficult life is ,and will be ,in the future,for those aspiring to qualify as solicitors. During my formative years my parents we
I was born in Chatham in Kent on 2nd January 1966.I am the son of two Indian doctors who travelled from the subcontinent in order to work for the then fledgeling National Health Service. I have always been raised to believe that I am the equal of others and that I should be judged on my merit as opposed to any prejudices relating to my ancestral origins. That has been a driving force throughout my life and, certainly, throughout my legal career. I long to see a legal profess
Today the badge of Solicitor is looking more tarnished than it did when I wrote my original blog. A pattern of behaviour ,by the SRA, is developing which appears to threaten the existence of the Profession as we know it. The announcement ,that paralegals are to be given an easier route to qualification ,as a Solicitor,represents another step in that direction . In saying that I take into consideration the fact that,in the short term,measures may alleviate the misery of tho
The announcement ,yesterday,that The Lord Chancellor would preserve client choice,is to be applauded and is a testimony to the hard work and passion of the Legal Community.
However to what extent will client choice be preserved?
In order to be selected by clients BAME firms,offering Access to Justice for local communities, have to survive.
Chris Grayling mentioned “managed market consolidation ‘” when he spoke yesterday.
The idea is still one about fewer and larger firms.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1992. Following my qualification I did repossession work for Palmers solicitors in Basildon. In 1994 I moved to work for the firm of Gupta and Partners in Harrow & Wealdstone. Whilst there I became involved in criminal defence Legal Aid work and I gained my qualifications as both a 24-hour police station Duty Solicitor and a Court Duty solicitor. I became head of the criminal department prior to setting up my own criminal defence firm, Brent Law
Law is comparable to medicine in that all Doctors have a particular speciality and a Doctor will pass on referrals to other specialists when he or she does not practice in the area of expertise that the patient requires.
Solicitors are the same.Our regulating body tells us that we can only deal with those matters which we are competent to deal with.
Therefore solicitors develope their own specialities and stick to them.
I specialise in Employment Law and Criminal li
As you make your journey tonight ,delivering presents to young people all over the world ,we would like to give you some free legal advice. Firstly we know that you are likely to be offered many hundreds of thousands of free glasses of sherry. We would ask you to take heed because if you have more than one or two you are likely to push yourself over the legal limit for driving with excess alcohol, within the United Kingdom.
Please remember that even a little sherry,will p
On Thursday evening I attended the opening of the Solicitors Regulation Authority headquarters at The Cube in Birmingham.
The opening marks the end of a consolidation process whereby the previous buildings at Redditch and Leamington Spa were closed and all staff have been moved to The Cube.
The Cube is an impressive headquarters for the SRA.
It is also an example of hiding in plain sight .
One has to pass through the street facade of The Mailbox and out the other side
This is the day that Solicitor Advocates came in to their own.
The law society launched its Solicitor Advocate division with a massive fanfare at Chancery Lane.
Lord Igor Judge gave his Papal blessing to the new venture and sent out all the right signals with a speech that will live in my memory . Never lose your personality when conducting your advocacy.
Make sure to engage your audience by a combination of intonation ,vocal skills ,wit and humour.
The CPS panel is hailed as being a great opportunity for solicitor Advocates to branch out into the brave new world of criminal Prosecutions.
Yet ,in at least one important respect,the odds are weighed against solicitor Advocates.
In amongst the small print is a requirement that all successful applicants must have completed a Human Rights course in criminal Advocacy.
I understand that this is an integral part of a pupils training.
Yet how Many solicitor Advoca