'Legal problems do not start on Monday 9am and end Friday 5pm'.
Leicester's Bushra Ali has got through to the finals of the Sole Practitioner of the Year and Woman Solicitor of the Year categories.
Commenting on the news, award-winner Bushra Ali said: “To be a finalist in both is absolutely unbelievable and I am deeply honoured for the nomination and for the finalist place.
"I’d very much like to extend my congratulations to all my fellow finalists and wish them all good luck! Let’s take this as an opportunity to celebrate together!”
The awards, which recognise the work of solicitors and law firms from across the UK, are heavily contested with a spokesperson from the Law Society saying: “The entries we’ve received during a very challenging time for solicitors are a testament to the outstanding work accomplished across the legal profession. Congratulations to all the firms, teams and individuals who have been shortlisted.”
The virtual awards ceremony for the Law Society Excellence Awards takes place on October 7, 2021.
In other news, Bushra has also been nominated in three categories for the Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards, East Midlands.
Bushra added: “I was extremely honoured to be nominated for our work in Equality and Diversity, in Corporate Social Responsibility and, finally, in the Agility and Resilience category. I know these awards attract some incredible entries so right now I’m happily enjoying the fact that I’ve been nominated and we’ll see what happens after the judges have deliberated in September!
“Equality and diversity and corporate social responsibility are absolutely key to the work I do both through Bushra Ali Solicitors and The Bushra Ali Group and will continue to be central to my work going forwards.
"The agility and resilience category recognises the work done during the past twelve months and there’s been a lot of it at Bushra Ali Solicitors including setting up a second office, restructuring my team and rethinking how we do things so our clients can access us easily wherever they are based and whenever they need us.
"Legal problems do not start on Monday 9am and end Friday 5pm and through focussing on innovation and new and different ways of doing things our clients remain at the heart of everything we do as we ensure that we provide the absolute best service we can.”