BBC sports presenter Clare Balding has been announced as the speaker at this year’s Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.
Best known as the face of the BBC’s horse racing coverage, Ms Balding has become a well known face on the small screen since her 1995 television debut, presenting Royal Ascot.
She moved into the media following a successful career as a jockey and was named Champion Lady Rider in 1990.
Since then she has gone on to present Wimbledon and will be part of the BBC team at this year’s Olympic Games.
Ms Balding won the Royal Television Society’s ‘Sports Presenter of the Year’ in 2003.
In a diverse television career she has also worked on Countryfile, The Lord Mayor’s Show, Trooping the Colour and Crufts.
Andrew Lancaster, president of Birmingham Law Society, said: “Having been a successful jockey, Clare has established an enviable reputation as one of the country’s best known TV presenters and we are thrilled to have her as the guest speaker at this year’s Legal Awards.”
Guest compere will be Heart FM breakfast show presenter Ed James.
The Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards will take place at the International Convention Centre on Thursday March 22.
Ten awards will be presented, including Trainee Solicitor of the Year, Barrister of the Year, Legal Executive of the Year, Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year, Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, International Lawyer of the Year, Partner of the Year, Law Firm of the Year (sole practitioners up to four partners), Law Firm of the Year (five to 15 partners) and Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
Birmingham Law Society is seeking sponsors for this year’s event.
For more information contact Rebecca Lynch on 0121 222 4192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.