I am a Labour party member and a solicitor specialising in international arbitration, commercial litigation and charity law. I was elected as a Councillor on 4 May 2018 representing the Noel Park ward in Haringey. Below is a timeline of my career and involvement with Labour Party politics.
2003: Graduated with a Law degree and started my career as a community organiser working for a local charity, Haringey Peace Alliance.
2007: Qualified as a barrister and joined the Cabinet Office as a Legal Adviser advising Ministers, MPs and Peers on charity law and regulation.
2010: Joined the Labour Party and campaigned locally to elect three Labour councillors in my local ward, Noel Park (in Hornsey and Wood Green). I was also elected chair of Noel Park Branch Labour Party.
2011: Joined an international law firm called Herbert Smith Freehills in the City of London.
2012: Relocated to Dubai to work in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Middle East offices.
2013: Qualified as a solicitor and returned to London joining Clyde & Co where I specialised in international arbitration.
2016: Elected as chair of Tottenham Green Branch Labour Party. It is where I have made my home with my wife and our two children. My wife works as a doctor at an NHS Hospital.
2017: Elected as secretary of Tottenham Green Branch Labour Party, BAME Officer of Tottenham CLP and my CLP’s delegate to annual Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
2018: (i) Elected as a Councillor of Noel Park ward where I began my political career. (ii) Started my own legal practice at Exons. (iii) Elected as Vice Chair of Young Labour Lawyers.
2018: Elected to Labour’s National Constitutional Committee with 327,292 votes across the country.
2019: Elected as Chair of the Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Panel in Haringey Council.
2020: Elected as Chair of the Environment and Community Safety Scrutiny Panel in Haringey Council.
2021: Elected as Vice Chair (Campaigns) of Tottenham Constituency Labour Party. Elected by my fellow Labour Councillor colleagues as the chair of Haringey’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
As a lawyer and a campaigner, my mission is to help people improve their lives. London gave me incredible opportunities to be what I am today and I try to give something back. I often provide pro bono legal advice to clients through my law firm, Exons.