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Barrister Anis Rahman OBE, DL

Anis Rahman OBE, DL is a Barrister, Magistrate, a former Adviser to the Home Secretary on Race Equality and Community Affairs and Whitehall civil servant. Anis Rahman has been a Magistrate for the last 20 years.


Anis Rahman OBE, DL has a double Masterís degree in International History, and Politics and Government (University of London), a Law degree from the University of Westminster, and a postgraduate qualification in Shipping law and International Trade from the City University. He speaks with authority about law and order, justice, human rights, race relations, community affairs and international relations including the UN and has an everlasting passion to the Rule of Law.

Anis Rahman was called to the English Bar from the Honourable Society of Inner Temple. He is now a Public Access Barrister and the head of his Chambers based in the City and East End of London. The Chambers of Anis Rahman OBE offers specialist legal advice and representation directly to the public, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses from the UK and Europe. Anis Rahman has a civil litigation background and his wide ranging practice covers Aviation, Employment, Defamation, Housing, Immigration & Nationality, Banking, Commercial and Criminal Litigation, Landlord and Tenant, EU and International Law, Human Rights and Judicial Reviews. He is also an experienced criminal defence specialist and can provide legal advice and representation on any criminal matters.

Anis Rahman has been an outstanding Student Leader in the 1970ís. In 1969, he was the founding President of the UN Students Association (UNSA) Combined Universities under the national leadership of Lord Caradon. His office was inaugurated by His Excellency U Thant, former Secretary General of the UN. Anis Rahman is Trustee of a number of charities including Toynbee Hall in the East End of London, Anti-Slavery International. He is also the founding Honorary Legal Adviser of the British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) in London and an Honorary Legal Adviser of Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA).

Anis is the Chairman of the Immigration, Nationality and Citizenship group of the Society of Labour Lawyers in the United Kingdom and an Executive Member of the General Council of the Bar in the Equality and Diversity Committee.

In addition, he is a Fellow of the Atlantic Council in the UK (NATO) and a former Trustee and Adviser of the World Peace Forum, a charity that promotes world peace and is run under the Nelson Mandela Childrenís Fund.

Anis Rahman OBE has written articles on local, national and international topics which have been published in the Times and magazines. He is a popular and regular public speaker on TV, radio and at events about Britain, Bangladesh, Politics, Citizenship, Diversity and International Affairs. In 2009, in recognition of his outstanding contribution for his legal work and 35 years of voluntary service in the United Kingdom Anis Rahman was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen. Anis Rahman OBE was awarded in 2012 the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the British society by Channel S Television in the UK.

In 2012, Anis Rahman OBE was granted the Freedom of the City of London. In 2013, Anis Rahman OBE was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Westminster at the Royal Festival Hall.