Welcome to my websiteI am a solicitor by profession, and a former city councillor and parliamentary candidate. Presently I work for the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

I designed this website to provide further information about my work and background. Any views expressed here  or on my social media  are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer, or any associations to which I belong.

In terms of my education I studied for a degree in politics and history, a graduate diploma in law, and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice. Previously I worked in sales, banking, and customer relations for several FTSE 100 companies. I also worked briefly as a television news presenter.

I trained with a Legal 500 law firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. I practiced in a number of areas including business defence and fraud, criminal litigation, regulatory law, and professional conduct. I took actions against the police and also defended police officers. I was a founding member of the Midlands Asian Lawyers Association, and in 2013 I served as President of the Leicestershire Junior Lawyers Division.

I undertook a considerable amount of political work with the Labour Party over 20 years: six years as a party officer; four years as a Leicester city councillor; board member of the Leicestershire Police Authority – where I led efforts to save 200 policing jobs; parliamentary candidate in Harborough; council candidate in Birmingham; and four years as a national trade union leader. I left Labour in 2020 over political differences.

In my role at the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) I investigate major incidents and allegations involving the police, including deaths or serious injuries. During my time as PCS Branch Secretary within my organisation, I led a team of 15 officials and worked to protect the jobs and interests of staff members across England and Wales. My work at the IOPC is strictly evidence based and non-political.

I believe in the ideals and institutions of democracy, and I am proud of Britain’s values and traditions. Throughout my legal, political, and regulatory careers I have worked always to uphold the rule of law, and challenge injustice and extremism – as well as scrutinise power, solve problems, and save jobs. I engage in public service to give back to the country that gave my family everything.

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