Chadwick Lawrence department head nominated for national award

Pictured are Joshua Smith, Asma Iqbal and Rochelle Newson

Chadwick Lawrence partner and Corporate Recovery and Insolvency department head, Asma Iqbal, was a finalist for the Professional in Business Award at the 2020 British Muslim Awards held in Manchester.

Asma was recognised for her significant contribution to business in the community as a professional, and was nominated anonymously.

The British Muslim Awards are a celebration of the achievement of highly talented and inspiring individuals in the Muslim community, recognising their work and impact in law, sport, business, charity, medicine and many more sectors.

Asma, who is based primarily in Chadwick Lawrence’s Leeds City Centre office, has overcome many hurdles in her career, including becoming one of the only female Muslim insolvency lawyer’s in the region.

Alongside her work, Asma is a member and previous Chairwoman of the R3 Ladies Committee, a trade association for the UK’s insolvency, restructuring, advisory and turnaround professionals. In addition, Asma is committed to supporting local businesses and charities, including The One in a Million Charity & Free School, Mosaic Charity Community Mentoring and the Yorkshire Asian Business Association.

Asma commented on the becoming a finalist: “I am thrilled my contribution to business within the Muslim community has been noticed and to be shortlisted for a national award is a huge privilege.”

Managing partner of Chadwick Lawrence, Neil Wilson, said: “We are so pleased Asma’s hard work and dedication has been recognised, Asma is an expert in her legal field and to have been anonymously nominated is fantastic.”

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