Usha Sood was called to the Bar in 1974 and has been practising since 1990. Usha 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 Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University.
Usha has numerous specialist areas including work on child abduction cases, dowry recovery, human rights, child and human trafficking, public law cases, and international family and civil law litigation.
She has been an expert witness in domestic and international courts and part of the judicial training within the Equal Treatment Committee of the Judicial Studies Board for seven years.
Usha has previously had national appointments with the Home Office as well as local public and community appointments – she is presently a member of CARE.
Usha was short-listed for the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards 2002 in the Social & Humanitarian category. She has been a regular presenter for the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, part of the Government’s Public Policy Exchange, on their Honour Based Violence Programme at Whitehall from 2009-2010.
In 2011 she received a recent nomination for Oxfam’s Midlands 100 Most Inspiring Women.
Usha has recently been nominated 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.