Introducing the BSG Committee 2020/21:
Baljinder Singh Atwal
Bal is a qualified Solicitor specialising in Real Estate and is a Legal Advisor at West Midlands Police. He trained at Trowers & Hamlins and qualified at DLA Piper, both in Birmingham. Bal was previously on the committee as PR Officer. As the new Chair, Bal leads the committee and will continue to help raise the profile of the organisation in the region.
Bal played competitive rugby throughout his studies and represented Birmingham at county level. Bal enjoys watching sport, in particular following the UFC and boxing.
Marissa moves from our former Events Officer to Vice Chair this year. Marissa is a Commercial Property Associate at Grove Tompkins Bosworth. Marissa is also active in encouraging diversity and inclusivity within the profession and sits on the Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility sub-committee with the Birmingham Law Society.
Marissa is also on the Young Professional Board of TAG Network West Midlands. When not at work Marissa can be found on the netball courts and plays in a number of social leagues.
Natalie is new to the committee this year and takes on the role of Secretary. Her role is to organise committee meetings, prepare meeting agendas and take minutes of the meetings.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys travelling and solving puzzles. She is also volunteering in a language centre and learning Korean for her Korea trip.
Neena is an Associate in the Corporate Commercial team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP and stays on this year as our Liaison Officer. Her role is to liaise with the Birmingham Law Society to represent and offer feedback on issues affecting junior lawyers in Birmingham.
When not at work, Neena enjoys going to the gym, seeing friends and a good gin & tonic!
Kiran is a Corporate Solicitor for Rodl and Partner Legal Limited. Kiran is new to the committee this year and takes the role of Junior Lawyers’ Division Representative. She is responsible for being involved with the national JLD Committee to represent the BSG and its members.
When not at work, Kiran enjoys baking, doing yoga and spending time with her family.
Jen is an Employment Solicitor at Browne Jacobson LLP and joins this year as a CSR Representative. Originally from Liverpool, Jen made Birmingham her home after qualification and is really enjoying getting to know the city and all it has to offer.
When she isn’t at work, Jen enjoys the gym and is a big foodie who loves trying out new recipes and restaurants.
Orjeta is an Associate in the Corporate team at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP and joins this year as a CSR Representative.
When not at work, she enjoys going to the gym, baking, feeding her interest in philosophy and watching boxing matches (especially when Anthony Joshua is fighting).
Jas is our new Events Officer and will be involved in organising events for our members throughout the year. Jas is a Legal Counsel at Inchcape and the creator of What The Lawyer, a platform aimed at making the legal profession more accessible.
Outside of the law, Jas enjoys running, the gym, seeing friends and a good Netflix binge!
Kate is a solicitor in the Litigation and Regulatory team at Pinsent Masons, specialising in Regulatory following training at the firm. Kate joins this year as PR officer and her role is to manage all things social media and the website, helping to raise the profile of the BSG.
In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling, volunteering, dancing, trying out Birmingham’s independents and socialising!