Real Estate partner Jade Williams-Adedeji, who led the team, and Real Estate associate Yanaisha Sydamah have been advising WIT for over two years, and are proud to have played a part in ensuring WIT was able to secure a larger facility. The new premises will further enrich the services WIT is able to provide, as they continue to help the community by providing weekly food parcels and daily hot meals to hundreds of vulnerable people. They will also continue to offer guidance and employability programs to Somali women in the borough.
Safia Jama, MBE, CEO of WIT, said: “Jade and Yanaisha have played an important role in ensuring that the Women’s Inclusive Team has legal counsel and representation, ensuring that we have a lease that meets our needs. Throughout this two-year journey, the Sidley team has been professional, flexible, and passionate. WIT would not have been able to cover the costs and would have been forced to accept the lease without any advice, negotiation, or knowledge of our rights. We will be eternally grateful for the pro bono assistance that far exceeded our expectations.”
“The Sidley team is delighted to have provided pro bono representation to WIT in finalising the lease for their new location,” said Jade Williams-Adedeji, who led the team. “The work that that they do is fundamental in supporting the lives of Black and ethnic minority communities in Tower Hamlets, and the new premises will help to ensure they can continue their efforts.”