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A first-look image of new BBC factual series, The Firm, has been released, ahead of the hotly-anticipated show landing on BBC Scotland and iPlayer next month.

The ground-breaking series follows internationally renowned lawyer and campaigner, Aamer Anwar, and his team of lawyers, who are committed to fighting for the underdog in a bid to ensure justice is served.

The Firm provides a captivating insight into the inner-workings of a high-profile and extremely high-pressured law firm, akin to a real-life version of hit US legal drama Suits – with the Manhattan setting swapped for Glasgow, where Aamer’s company is based.

Across eight episodes, The Firm follows Aamer as he embarks on the busiest year of his career. Working across three public inquiries, Aamer represents the family of Sheku Bayoh – described as “Scotland’s George Floyd” – at the public inquiry into his death in police custody, as well as the Scottish Covid Bereaved at both the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry and the UK Covid-19 Inquiry – the biggest public inquiry in British history.

But amidst the pressure and public scrutiny, The Firm also explores Aamer’s personal story and the trauma that drives him, as well as his close relationship with his three children. It also showcases the camaraderie of his loyal and hard-working team, all united by one goal: to challenge injustice at every turn.

The Firm will land on BBC iPlayer and broadcast on BBC Scotland next month.


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