They are the three young professionals who are already making their mark in law firms across Birmingham.
Now they have been shortlisted for a Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Award (BYPY) and will be honoured at a glittering ceremony at the ICC on May 12 along with 15 other finalists from five other business categories.
Here is a spotlight on the three lawyers who have been shortlisted for a BPS Birmingham flagship award.
Imogen Francis – has recently joined the team at Shoosmiths , having spent almost five years as an Intellectual Property and Technology Solicitor at Shakespeare Martineau LLP. She is a member of the Birmingham Law Society’s Pro-Bono Committee, raising the profile of, and supporting, pro-bono organisations in and around Birmingham. Imogen has been shortlisted for ‘Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year’ at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards for the past three years.
Russ Hill – is a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ Restructuring and Insolvency Group, specialising in all aspects of banking and restructuring work. He works across all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency acting for banks, asset based lenders, insolvency practitioners, corporates and other key stakeholders. Russ has particular expertise in the manufacturing sector and has spent time on secondment at a major clearing bank.
Tammy Paleari – an Associate in Eversheds LLP’s Finance Group. She has experience acting for both lenders and borrowers on a variety of banking and finance transactions including acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset based lending and restructuring. Tammy was previously Chair of BPS Birmingham Future’s Talent committee, organising key initiatives like Graduate Apprentice and Welcome to Birmingham.
These finalists will now face the panel of judges before the BYPY awards ceremony.
The Legal Category is sponsored by the Mailbox .
David Pardoe, Head of Marketing, Retail and Tenant Engagement, at the complex, said: “We have always been firm supporters of BPS Birmingham and we’re thrilled to be once again supporting its flagship BYPY awards by sponsoring this year’s legal category.
“Birmingham has grown substantially over the last five years and the city can only continue to grow with the right people behind it.
“The BYPY awards are hugely important in championing and highlighting the fantastic young people we have in this city, who all contribute in their own way to making Birmingham an even better place to work and live. We wish all of the finalists the very best of luck!”
One of the six category winners will win the coveted overall BYPY16 title, benefiting from a range of professional development opportunities, including a place on the Common Purpose Navigator course, designed for emerging leaders.
Aspiring Talent and Inspiring Leader awards winners will also be announced on the night.
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