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I began my legal career in 2008 and practised in a number of areas including business defence, regulatory law, criminal and civil litigation, and professional conduct. I have taken actions against the police and also defended individual 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.
Between 2015 and 2021 I worked at the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). I investigated serious allegations and major incidents involving the police, such as deaths in custody. During my time with the IOPC my colleagues elected me as head of the staff association. I led a national team for four years, and worked to solve employment disputes and protect jobs, across seven offices in England and Wales.
I undertook many years of public service with the Labour Party, most notably as an elected Leicester city councillor (2011–2015), as a member of the Leicestershire Police Authority – where I led efforts to save 200 policing jobs, and as the 2015 parliamentary candidate for Harborough. I left Labour in 2020 over political differences. I joined the Conservative Party in 2021, and now serve as Deputy Chair of Leicester Conservatives.
Throughout my legal, regulatory, and political careers I have worked to uphold the rule of law, and challenge corruption and extremism – as well as solve problems, scrutinise power, and save jobs. I am proud of Britain’s values and traditions, and I believe in the ideals and institutions of our democracy. I engage in public service to give back to the country that gave my family everything.
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