Leaders in Law Lecture: Yetunde Dania
- Tuesday 9 March 2021 (18:00-19:00)
CEPLER is delighted to welcome Yetunde Dania, Partner and Head of Office at Trowers & Hamlins, to present the next lecture in the esteemed Leaders in Law series.
Yetunde will be talking about her journey from interracial foster care to a black female partner at leading international law firm Trowers and Hamlins, appointed to lead one of its 4 UK offices in Birmingham.
The purpose of Yetunde's talk will be to inspire others showing that despite being from an under-represented background, one can still be very successful in the legal profession. She hopes to demonstrate that ones under-represented characteristics do not define a person.
Yetunde is a solicitor, partner and since January 2020 she was appointed to the role of Head of Office.
Yetunde qualified as a solicitor in 1996, became a partner in 2005 and joined Trowers & Hamlins in 2011 to help open the Birmingham office.
Yetunde is a litigator and she represents registered providers of social housing and private landlords in relation to issues and disputes they may have with their tenants.
The current edition of Legal 500 says "Yetunde Dania – always contactable, always approachable and unflappable" and she is ranked in band 2 in Chambers & Partners in respect of Social Housing.
Yetunde is passionate about advancing the diversity and inclusion agenda. At Trowers & Hamlins, Yetunde is a LGBTQ+ Ally and is a member of the Diversity Committee. Yetunde is regularly invited to speak at diversity and inclusion events and during lockdown she has been a speaker at lots of webinars in light of the Black Lives Matters movement.
Yetunde was shortlisted by Birmingham Law society for their Partner of the Year Award in 2018, she was also shortlisted in the Diversity and Inclusion category of the West Midlands Leadership Awards in 2018 and in 2019 she was awarded the, Lawyer of the Year Award by Birmingham Black Lawyers (BBL).
Yetunde is on the advisory boards the government backed Care Leaver Covenant which launched on 26 October 2018.