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A STAR IS BORN

2 SEPTEMBER 2011

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As a B i r m i n g h a m solicitor ’s winning case is a film blockbuster (continued from cover...) It is based on Ms. Bailey winning a £110,000 payout, in2002, for former police officer, Kathryn Bolkovac, who was unfairly sacked by DynCorp International LLC, for blowing the whistle on the UN and her DynCorp colleagues. A former police officer from Nebraska, Ms Bolkovac took up a role with DynCorp International, a global government services company based in Texas. DynCorp was contracted by the US State Department to provide peacekeepers to the United Nations as part of the Dayton Agreement to help with security and restoring the rule of law in post-war Bosnia. In her role, investigating human trafficking and prostitution rackets in the Balkans, Kathryn uncovered senior UN workers and other internationals involved in the sex trade, including the use of prostitutes and buying sex slaves. Ms Bailey, now head of Bailey Wright & Co. solicitors, based in the city’s Jewellery Quarter, said: “As a sole practitioner from Birmingham I was pitted against a multi-

billion dollar corporation and their international attorneys. Because of the UN’s involvement, the case was in the global spotlight. It was the case of a lifetime and a definite highlight of my career” A specialist in Child Care - Children’s Law (also known as Family Law), Karen, the first AfricanCaribbean woman solicitor to set up her own practice in Birmingham City centre, established Bailey Wright & Co. Solicitors in 1996. With clients coming from all parts of the UK, as well as other lawyers and advice agency referrals, the Law firm also specialise in: Harassment, Injunction Law, Employment, Domestic Violence and Education. For more information on the services they offer, you can contact them on 0121 244 6600 Sponsors, Marriot, will be holding this auspicious event, in honour of Karen’s huge achievement, at their Hagley Road, Five Ways Hotel, on Tuesday 13th September, 11.30am – 2.30pm (£18 + VAT Members, £36 + VAT Non Members.) Lunch and refreshments are included

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