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Camilla Dallerup heads judges line-up

Camilla Dallerup, the 2008 winner of Strictly Come Dancing, has been unveiled as one of the judges at a glittering dance competition being held next month.

On Friday, June 5, leading members of the Midlands’ legal profession will go toe to toe as they compete to lift the No5 Chambers Strictly 9 to 5 trophy.

Barristers, solicitors, clerks and other legal professionals have been practicing for 12 weeks and will finally take to the floor with their professional dance partners at Villa Park’s Holte Suite in a star studded event hosted by Strictly favourite Anton Du Beke.

The competition is in aid of the Child Brain Injury Trust, one of No5’s nominated charities of the year.

Camilla Dallerup (pictured), now a qualified life coach, won the 6th series of the BBC show with partner Tom Chambers. She will joined on the judging panel by Elisha Willis, principal artist at the Birmingham Royal Ballet; Richard Rose, principal of Richardz which has trained children and adults in Ballroom and Latin for more than 30 years; and Jamie De Souza, a lawyer with black country firm Higgs & Sons who as an  amateur Ballroom and Latin dancer represented Great Britain.

Tony McDaid, Practice Director at No5 Chambers, said: “We’re hoping our Strictly 9 to 5 is a big success, tapping into the pulling power of the ‘Strictly’ factor.

“The added bonus for us as a Chambers is that the evening should help us raise even more money for the Child Brain Injury Trust, one of our 2015 nominated charities.”

The Child Brain Injury Trust was established by a group of health professionals in 1991 to research and provide information regarding the effects of ‘traumatic’ injury on a child’s developing brain. It is the leading voluntary sector organisation providing non-medical services to families affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK. It receives no Government or NHS funding. The Trust has a national network of child and family support co-ordinators.

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