The annual Midlands Asian Lawyers Association (MALA) ball held on Friday night has been hailed a huge success by lead sponsor of the event, No5 Chambers.

Athena in Leicester was the venue for this flagship black tie dinner, the highlight of MALA’s legal and social calendar which each year attracts more than 500 lawyers, judges and professionals.

The guest speaker was High Court Judge, The Hon. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb who spoke about her experiences of being the first female Asian judge in the UK.

Nassera Butt, of No5 Chambers who attended the ball, said: “No5 Chambers is proud to support The Midlands Asian Lawyers Association and sponsor its 11th annual ball, one of the highlights of the legal calendar.

“A truly wonderful evening was had by all with amazing food, music and company – and the added bonus of raising money for this year’s good cause, Rainbows Hospice charity.”

The Midlands Asian Lawyers Association is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Leicester and operating throughout the Midlands. It works to represent and advance the interests of Asian lawyers and promote diversity and equality in the legal profession.

Social media was buzzing both during and after the event, with many guests tweeting what a fantastic time they had had.

Sima Najma said the ‘fantastic’ ball was the ‘highlight of the year’, while Ranjit Thaliwal said: “Superb effort by the MALA team and good sum raised for the Rainbows.”

No5 Chambers is an award winning barristers’ chambers committed to delivering the highest standard of service from its offices in Leicester, Birmingham, London and Bristol and Leicester. It has more than 250 members including 33 Queens Counsel.