Nazia Rashid wins Resolution EDI Award
Resolution is a name well known in the legal communities throughout the country. Since 1982 they have been committed to supporting families through constructive ways of resolving issues. Their awards recognise solicitors who work in this area and have upheld Resolution’s Code of Practice and played a part in creating a better family justice system. Particularly, their EDI Champion Award is bestowed upon those who have shown a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within their role.
Nazia is a member of the Resolution EDI Committee and a former Vice-President of The Association of Muslim Lawyers. She is regarded as an expert on non-legally recognised marriages which affect many minority-faith communities, such as the Muslim and Jewish communities, and lectures nationally on diversity and inclusion in family law.
The tragic events surrounding the death of George Floyd in May 2020 sparked an increase in societal debate and made many of us question whether we were doing enough when it came to EDI. The legal profession was no exception and at Anthony Gold, thanks to the efforts of two inspiring women, the culture at the firm is changing significantly as a result.
In July 2020, Nazia and Ruth Oyelakin took on the responsibility of setting up and running an EDI Committee at the firm, with ambitious objectives and goals. The firm could not have elected two more suitable candidates for the role. Ruth has recently been engaged in complex child abduction cases as well as FGM cases involving cultural issues. Both Nazia and Ruth are passionate about EDI.
In November 2021, Nazia hosted a live webinar where expert panellists debated the impact of proposed wedding law reforms on belief-based communities. In February 2022, Ruth attended The Divorce Fair where the firm gave a talk about saving legal costs, assisting those who feel the law is not for them.
Our Family Law practice has adapted to meet the needs of everchanging diverse communities, supported and encouraged by Kim Beatson and Dave Emmerson, and undoubtedly spearheaded by Nazia.
In May 2022, a group of our Family solicitors attended the Resolution EDI Awards where it was announced that Nazia’s hard work has earned her the title of their EDI Champion 2022.
We would like to congratulate Nazia on behalf of us all here at Anthony Gold.