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33 Bedford Row Joins the Association of British Tamil Lawyers as Corporate Partners

LONDON, January 31, 2022 – ABTL is proud to welcome 33 Bedford Row Chambers as a Corporate Partner.

33 Bedford Row Chambers is a leading common law set of chambers offering outstanding legal advice and advocacy in Civil, Criminal, Commercial, Family, Immigration, International Human Rights and Regulatory law at all levels. They consist of over 80 independent specialist advocates including distinguished Silks.

Head of Chambers at 33 Bedford Row Chambers, Neil Mercer, said of the partnership ahead of the ABTL launch event, “33 Bedford Row has a proud track record in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Bar.  Tonight’s launch event, and our future ongoing relationship with ABTL, will significantly strengthen our commitment to Tamil lawyers entering the legal profession are provided with the support and knowledge they need, raising the profile of the Tamil community.”

33 Bedford Row’s Dr S Chelvan, Head of Immigration and Public Law, has been Elected ABTL’s Inaugural Chair of the Executive Committee, and additionally serves as a Senior Member of the ABTL Advisory Committee.

Also speaking ahead of the launch event, Dr S Chelvan said, “This is the time for a positive push to ensure greater representation in the legal professions. ABTL has been founded to create a space for professional guidance and mentorship, empowerment and support, and a positive vision for this generation, and future generations of British Tamil Lawyers.”


About the Association of British Tamil Lawyers

The Association of British Tamil Lawyers (“ABTL”) is a non-profit membership association and the first organisation of its kind, sitting at the heart of both the Tamil and legal communities in the UK.

Established by junior lawyers from the British Tamil community, its objectives are to promote entry into the legal profession for aspiring lawyers, promote more diversity and inclusion in the legal sector, provide networking and training opportunities and help connect practicing lawyers from the Tamil community in the UK and beyond.

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