Renowned lawyer and prolific writer Barrister Nazir Ahmed has been appointed by the Queen Mary, University of London, as its Alumni Ambassador for Bangladesh. As an Alumni Ambassador, Barrister Nazir Ahmed will represent Queen Mary, University of London (one of the largest higher educational institutions in London and one of the leading universities in the UK) to Bangladesh.
Well known analyst, lawyer, writer and media personality in the UK’s Bangladeshi community Barrister Nazir Ahmed was born in Bangladesh but educated both in Bangladesh and in the UK. He successfully completed LLB (Hons) from Queen Mary, University of London, and LLM from the same university. He was called to the Bar (Barrister-at-Law) by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1999. He was also admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of England and Wales having secured Grade ‘A’ in the QLTT and enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is currently a Member of the Dhaka Bar and the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association. Barrister Nazir Ahmed is a Fellow (FCIArb – the highest grade) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He has advance management skills, qualification and experience. He has led various organisations at senior level in the past. He was awarded Fellowship (FCMI – the higher grade) by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He also achieved the highest grade (FRSPH) of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Barrister Nazir Ahmed was awarded Fellowship (FRSA) by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for his creative writings. He is currently the Proprietor/Head of his reputed legal practice named ‘Lincoln’s Chambers Solicitors.’
In his reaction Barrister Nazir Ahmed said “I am humbled and delighted to learn that the Queen Mary, University of London, has appointed me as their Alumni Ambassador for BANGLADESH. I would like to express my thanks to Almighty God (SWT) and gratitude to the authority of the Queen Mary, University of London. I will try my best to represent this great institution to my home country, Bangladesh.”
He further said “Queen Mary, University of London, is one of the largest educational institutions in London with 17,000 full time students and 400 staff. There are five Nobel Laureates amongst Queen Mary’s alumni and current and former staff. Its library (one of the biggest libraries in London) and law faculty (now it is called law school) are well resourced and rich. Its commercial law department is one of the best in Europe. Queen Mary is the best higher education institution in the East End (East of London). I was fortunate to spend four years at Queen Mary. While studying law at Queen Mary, I was fortunate to come into close touch with some of the leading academics of the world. From them, I learned on how to read and analyse law, and write on legal issues, from critical point of views. Some of those leading academics are: Professor Roger Cotterrel, Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC (currently a visiting fellow at Oxford) who had drafted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Rules for Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, Professor Genevra Richardson (formerly at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford and now Professor at King’s), Professor Hilarie Barnett and Professor Katherine O’Donovan. They are recognised as leading experts by both the UK government and the UN. Their books (i.e. the then Dean Professor Cotterrel’s ‘Politics of Jurisprudence,’ my personal tutor Professor Hilarie Barnett’s ‘Constitutional & Administrative Law’) are used as text books in leading universities of the world. Some of them were appointed as experts by the UN and UK government in different time to report back on certain issues. My time at Queen Mary was my best time of my life. I feel proud of and in-debt to Queen Mary and those leading experts.”