Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Justice Akhlaq Ur Rahman Choudhury was received by The Queen, on 2 November at Buckingham Palace, upon his appointment as Justice of the High Court when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of Knights Bachelor. The knighthood follows Queen’s appointment of Akhlaq Ur Rahman Choudhury QC, a judge of the High Court in October 2017.
Akhlaq Ur Rahman Choudhury, now 50, was called to the Bar in 1992 and awarded Queen’s Counsel in 2015. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009 and as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016. He passed his Bar-at-Law in 1992 and joined law practice. He is one of the two Queens Counsels (QCs) of Bangladeshi origins in this profession. The other is Ajmalul Hossain QC.
Akhlaq Choudhury graduated from Glasgow University in Physics. Later, he received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London.
He is a specialist in commercial, employment, procurement, information and public law. He was a member of the Attorney General’s A-Panel for civil litigation and worked for a long time as a law adviser for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and other government departments.
Akhlaq Choudhury, son of late Azizur Rahman Choudhury & Sultana Choudhury, a community leader of Glasgow, Scotland, was born in Hampshire. He now lives in London with wife Sofina and three children.