Rochdale businessman becomes a face of the Law Society

Date published: 05 July 2019

A Rochdale businessman has become a face of the Law Society’s outdoor advertising brand campaign.

Asad Shamim, a senior board adviser of Manchester-based firm JMR Solicitors, will be featured in the Law Society’s promotional material across the UK, included railway and train carriage posters, plus trams, the Metro in Tyne and Wear and the London Underground.

The Law Society of England and Wales is the professional association that represents and governs solicitors for the jurisdiction of England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors, as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. 

The Law Society’s solicitor brand campaign features a number of people from across the country who wanted to share their positive experience of using a solicitor and who wanted to help promote the legal profession.

Mr Shamim, who has sat on the board of the firm since 2013 and is involved in the decision-making process and the governance behind running a legal firm, said: “I feel extremely privileged and honoured to be chosen.

"My solicitors are experts in their field and make even the most complicated legal matters simple and easy to deal with. They focus on my needs and their goal is to achieve the best outcome for me. I would recommend my solicitor to anyone looking for professional, clear and concise legal advice."

A Law Society spokesperson said: “We are very grateful to Asad Shamim for the support he has shown the Law Society and for his enthusiasm in being one of the faces of our brand campaign.”

“Asad felt the advice he had received from his solicitor, Marium Razzaq at JMR Solicitors in Manchester, had proved hugely beneficial to him, enabling him to resolve matters quickly and efficiently, allowing him to get on with running his business.

“He was only too glad to share his experiences and encourage others to use a qualified solicitor in order to obtain the best outcome possible.”

Mr Shamim, who is also the CEO of Furniture in Fashion (, one of the largest online furniture stores in the UK, helped make history by playing a major role in the British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to refuse diabetic boxers their professional boxing licence and revise the 1929 regulations.

The Rochdale businessman has also built up his own independent consultancy service and has held a range of advisory positions in various law firms and organisations as a result of this.

He has previously won an Asian Business Leaders Award and a Highly Commended award at the British Muslim Awards.

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