British-Bangladeshi named Best Human Rights Lawyer 2012

A British-Bangladeshi lawyer has for the first time been named the Best Human Rights Lawyer of England & Wales for 2012.

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) has awarded Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer M. A. Muid Khan the “CILEX  Pro Bono Award 2011”.

On 31st May 2012, a Special Presidential Luncheon Party was organised by CILEX in London to honour Mr. Khan with this award.

He received the award from Keith Edgar of The Peverel Group, who sponsored the medal, in the presence of the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Chancellor, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Justice Minister, Attorney General, Master of the Rolls, High Court Judges, District Judges, Chief Executive of ILEX, ILEX President, the President of the Law Society, the Chair of the Bar Council, and other leading 130 lawyers of UK.

The honourable judges chose Mr. Khan for this prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to promote pro bono work – his significant contribution in the field of human rights and fundamental freedom.

In October 2011, Law Society selected Mr. Khan as one of the top seven best Legal Executive Lawyers of England & Wales 2011 for their prestigious national legal award “Excellence Award 2011”.

In April 2011, Mr. Khan was jointly honoured by the Law Society, Bar Council & Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) in recognition of his significant achievement in the field of Human Rights & Fundamental Freedom with another prestigious national legal award “Advocacy in the face of Adversity 2011”.

Barrister Khan is the second son of the late Prof. A. N. M. Abdul Mannan Khan, former chairman and Senior Professor of the Department of Arabic, University of Dhaka.

Mr. Khan regularly contributes articles in the Barristers Magazine, UK Border Agency’s publication, Lexis-Nexis, Daily Star, the Independent, the Financial Times, Bangla Mirror, the New Nations, Islamic Digest, Dhaka Courier, etc.

“Muid is a shining example of what all lawyers should aspire to be and I for one am very proud to call him a Legal Executive Lawyer,” Susan Silver, CILEX President said at the Presidential Luncheon Party. “He is an absolute credit to the legal Profession and we wish him well for the future."

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