The Welsh government’s director of legal services and a partner at international firm Norton Rose Fulbright are among the lawyers to receive honours in the Queen’s Birthday list. 

Jeff Godfrey is awarded the CBE for services to devolution and the legislative process in Wales. Before joining the Welsh government Godfrew was a partner at national firm Geldards.  

Farmida Bi, chair of Europe, Middle East and Africa at international firm Norton Rose Fulbright receives the CBE for services to the legal profession and to charity. Bi, admitted in 1992, is also chair of the trustees of The Patchwork Foundation.

Farmida Bi

Farmida Bi receives CBE for services to legal profession and to charity

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Peter Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright's managing partner, Europe, Middle East and Asia, described Bi as 'a lawyer who specialises in innovative and market leading transactions, particularly in Islamic finance, and is a passionate advocate for social justice, who has worked tirelessly to champion social equality both within the firm and in our wider communities.' 

In other awards, Daniel Winterfeldt, London partner at international firm Reed Smith and chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum receives the MBE for services to capital markets, equality and diversity in the legal profession. 

Cardiff criminal solicitor Stephen Clarke is awarded the BEM for services to tennis in Wales.

Among the barristers to be honoured is defamation specialist Desmond Browne QC, who receives the CBE for services to the Inns of Court and diversity at the bar. Professor Sa’id Mostashar, director of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law, receives the same honour for services to space law and policy.  

Barrister Emma Burgess, a senior lawyer at the Ministry of Justice legal team, receives the OBE for services to international relations.  

Kenworthy Chambers barrister Sally Penni, founder of Women in Law, receives the MBE for services to the workplace, social mobility and law. 

Nick Price, deputy director at the Government Legal Department, is among the civil servants honoured, receiving the CBE for services to diversity and inclusion. 


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