Sangeetha was honoured to have been shortlisted as a Finalist for the Inspirational Women in the Law Award 2020, Under-35 Lawyer of the Year Category. This prestigious award, honouring 100 years of women in the law, champions inspirational women who excel in the field.
Answering the question ‘what particular challenges did you face and how did you overcome them’, Sangeetha explained that as a first generation British-born woman, and the first in her family to attend University, her background is (still) unusual for the Bar. The challenges women face in entering and remaining at the Bar are numerous and well known. There are additional challenges facing women of colour who enter practice several years after undertaking pupillage, as Sangeetha did. The most significant of these challenges is the unspoken prejudice of professional and lay clients. Sangeetha uses these adverse experiences as fuel for her commitment to tirelessly representing disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Sangeetha is encouraged by these awards and hope that the next 100 years of women in the law marks continued increase in diverse representation amongst women at the Bar.