One of Bexley Beaumont's lawyers has been named as the new President of the Birmingham Law Society.
Alice Kinder, a Senior Associate in the firm's Employment team, is the youngest individual to hold the position in the Society's 200-year history.
Miss Kinder has outlined her intention to use her Law Society tenure to further her support for social mobility initiatives and develop stronger ties between Birmingham's legal and wider business community.
"I am honoured to be taking office and not a little humbled to be the youngest person to ever assume the position of President of the area's Law Society.
"More than a significant personal occasion, I regard this as an opportunity to highlight the importance of providing individuals with the ability to capitalise on their talents regardless of their circumstances.
"People's careers should never be defined or constrained by their background. Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not and I want to do what I can to address that."
The Birmingham Law Society was founded in 1818 and is the largest regional Law Society outside London, representing more than 9,000 legal professionals across the West Midlands.
Prior to becoming President, Miss Kinder had spent a 12-month term as Vice-President and is one of the national Law Society's 23 social mobility ambassadors.
She has already spelt out plans to improve equal opportunities across Birmingham's entire legal community in conjunction with her nominated charity for the coming year, the Social Mobility Foundation.
In addition, Miss Kinder has described her intention to establish an online internship scheme to offer law students from all backgrounds meaningful work experience.
Her time in office will also see her putting her best foot forward in favour of social mobility. A keen runner, she will take part in her first marathon next April to raise money for the Social Mobility Foundation.
Miss Kinder joined Bexley Beaumont in December last year.
The firm - which has 53 Partners and four Associate Solicitors - maintains offices in the City of London and the heart of Manchester's business district.
It handles work on behalf of clients in a variety of sectors, including retail, leisure and hospitality, pharmaceuticals, logistics, real estate and the public sector.
Bexley Beaumont was named Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Awards in March.
It has since been shortlisted for the Law Company of the Year category of The Lawyer Awards - a competition celebrating "the UK's legal elite" - and the Alternative Legal Service Provider of the Year category at the British Legal Awards.
Furthermore, Bexley Beaumont was identified as one of the top 10 Alternative Law Firms (ALFs) following independent research conducted by the legal research consultancy, Codex Edge.
The Codex research covered more than 2,200 ALFs across the UK and examined the impact generated by ALFs in the decade since the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) first licensed Alternative Business Structures (ABSs).