Working class to top of class


LAWYER Kashmir Uppal is testament that whatever your background, you can beat the odds and make it to the top of your profession. From a working class family in the Normanton district of Derby, Uppal has worked her way to being a partner in one of the UK’s leading law firms. She grew up as one of seven children of Punjabi parents who came to the UK from India in the early 1960s. It was a very different time. “Back in those days, it was very rare for an Asian girl to go to university,” said Uppal. She added this…

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