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

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In terms of my education I studied for a degree in politics and history, before attending law school to obtain a graduate diploma in law and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice.

I qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and practised in a number of areas including business defence, regulatory law, criminal litigation, 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 my peers elected me to serve as President of the Leicestershire Junior Lawyers Division.

I undertook 20 years of public service with the Labour Party: six years as a party officer; two years as a school governor; elected as a Leicester city councillor (2011–2015); Leicestershire Police Authority board member – where I led efforts to save 200 policing jobs; and 2015 parliamentary candidate in Harborough. I left Labour in 2020 over political differences. I joined the Conservative Party in 2021.

In my role at the Independent Office for Police Conduct I investigate serious allegations and major incidents involving the police, such as deaths in custody. My work is strictly evidence based and non-political. I was elected as head of the union by my colleagues and I served for four years. I led a team of 16 officials and worked to solve employment disputes and protect jobs, across seven offices in England and Wales.

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 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 in order to give back to the country that gave my family everything.

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