Amerdeep Somal (Lawyer) – Speaker – Leading Women – Saturday 23rd March 2013

Amerdeep1Amerdeep will be joining our Leading women’s panel as part of International Women’s Month at Birkbeck, University of London on Saturday 23rd March.

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Amerdeep is a lawyer. She started her career in private practice as a criminal defence advocate. She became a prosecution advocate at the Crown Prosecution Service. Amerdeep has received several awards for her work in tackling domestic violence, including one for the Attorney General for confronting the particular challenges affecting Asian communities in dealing with domestic violence and for her commitment to diversity. She is a former Chair of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.

Currently, Amerdeep is a Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Tribunal.

In May 2011, Amerdeep was awarded the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and in July 2012 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Roehampton in recognition of her valuable work in the area of law, social justice and the rights of women.

 

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