No5 barrister launches debut book which gives insight on social mobility

Mon, 10 Feb 2020

A planning expert from No5 Barristers’ Chambers will launch his debut book in March in which he uses his own life experience to reflect on modern Britain, social mobility and the challenges that still face children from deprived areas.

London-based Hashi Mohamed wrote his book, People Like Us, to share what he has learned throughout his life and career and the pivotal issues that surround social mobility.

The book launch will be held on March 5 at No5’s Birmingham offices in Steelhouse Lane. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Hashi and listen to him share his experiences.

Hashi, who has an Oxford degree, is now a successful barrister specialising in planning and environment law and commercial litigation. He came to Britain aged just nine, as an unaccompanied child refugee, and attended some of the lowest-performing schools in the country, being raised exclusively on state benefits.

In his book, he explores what his own experience can tell us about social mobility in Britain. Far from showing that anything is possible, he concludes that his story is not typical, and that the country is still riven with deep divisions that block children with deprived backgrounds from accessing the advantages that are handed to others from birth.

Throughout the book, he offers inspirational advice for those hoping to change their own circumstances and helps people understand modern Britain and how they could change it for the better.

To register for the free book launch event, visit: https://www.no5.com/events/book-launch-people-like-us-by-hashi-mohamed/

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