Prior to commencing pupillage, Fatima worked at the Financial Conduct Authority primarily in the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division as an Appointed Investigator in the Wholesale 2 department. Fatima was then promoted to the Primary Market Oversight department, where she had a brief secondment at the Critical Guidance and Primary Market Monitoring team before moving permanently to the Market Integrity Unit for the duration of her time.
Fatima has also worked as a business crime and regulatory paralegal at Howard Kennedy, where she worked on the defence of the Serious Fraud Office’s case for one of the defendants suspected of EURIBOR manipulation. She also assisted on regulatory matters investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. During her time as a paralegal at two separate criminal defence solicitors’ firms, Fatima managed a diverse caseload including historic sexual offences, terrorism, firearms, fraud, drug and violent offences and conspiracy matters.
Fatima’s various pro bono endeavours include:
Working as a Trade Union representative providing employment advice and representation at work place meetings;
Providing advice on benefits applications and appeals at a legal advice clinic;
Mentoring prisoners in two separate prisons, to assist offenders in transitioning back into the community after serving lengthy custodial sentences;
The Children’s Society;
The Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People in partnership with UNICEF;
The Innocence Project and;
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
2019: Called to the Bar of England and Wales
2014- 2015: Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent
2011- 2014: LLB (Hons). Upper Second-Class Degree
The Society of Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Human Rights Lawyers’ Association
Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association
Women In Criminal Law
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