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Managing Partner Rakeebah Rahim shortlisted twice in Outstanding Women Leaders

LONDON – Law firm Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP (RFB) has been shortlisted for three major awards. Managing Partner Rakeebah Rahim and paralegal Peter Smith have both been shortlisted as finalists, with the winners to be announced in March.

Rahim features twice in Women & Diversity in Law’s list of Outstanding Women Leaders, having been shortlisted in two categories: Law Firm Leader of the Year – Small-to-Medium-Sized Practice, and Responsible Leader of the Year.

The awards aim to celebrate individuals, teams and businesses who are moving the needle on all aspects of diversity and inclusion (DE&I) and using their influence to facilitate real change. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges and will be announced on Tuesday 21st March at Marriott Grosvenor Square, London. The awards body stated that the standard of entries this year was “exceptional”.

The firm is also celebrating the shortlisting of Peter Smith in the British Conveyancing Awards. Smith, a paralegal in RFB’s Exeter office, has been shortlisted in the Conveyancing Support Team Member of the Year category. The winner will be announced at a hybrid awards ceremony, also on 21st March, at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.

Rakeebah Rahim, Managing Partner, comments:

 “As a law firm, we are dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients while also fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. Being shortlisted for these prestigious awards is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our firm, and we are delighted to have our efforts recognized by the judges. We will continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of our work and remain committed to making a positive impact on the legal industry.”

Peter Smith, paralegal, comments:

‘It is a privilege to be able to represent Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP at this awards ceremony. I am incredibly grateful to Rakeebah Rahim and John O’Callaghan and my team leaders, Kate Farkins and Harry Coombe for their support and guidance throughout my journey at RFB and I am honoured to have been put forward by the firm for this award.’

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