Usha Sood is a phenomenal woman. She was called to the Bar in 1974 and has devoted her career to defending the human rights of British Asians particularly around dowry abuse, forced marriage, child abduction and immigration. Usha, head of Trent Chambers, has always been at the heart of community matters across the Midlands and offers support to numerous charitable and public interest cases. She also combined this with an academic career as a Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. Usha was nominated for Oxfam’s Midlands 100 Most Inspiring Women and for the Woman of Achievement 2015. This award is organised by the Women of the Year and brings together extraordinary and inspirational women who have made a significant achievement and to that we recognise you Usha Sood, an outstanding and extraordinary Woman in Law.