Kawsar is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, internationally recognised as the standard of excellence for mediators. He accepts instructions to act as a Mediator or as a Mediation Advocate, from both professional clients and on a direct access basis.
Kawsar enjoys a diverse practice as a Barrister working on matters spanning from civil to regulatory, employment and public law. He has appeared before a range of courts and specialist tribunals. He is regularly instructed in complex matters, often beyond his level of call.
Before becoming a Barrister, Kawsar was a solicitor at ‘Magic Circle’ law firms Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy LLP in London, where he specialised in Financial Services Regulatory Law acting for some of the world’s largest corporate and financial institutions on a range of high-profile, international and cross-border matters. He also worked on high-value International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation matters, complex Banking & Finance transactions, and in forming Private Funds. He is proficient in understanding complex civil and commercial matters.
Kawsar is acknowledged in his leadership and dispute resolution qualities as a current and former director, trustee, and school governor of various national and international charities and organisations.
He graduated with a First-Class law degree from the London School of Economics, before reading for the BCL at Oxford University as an OCIS Scholar, and then the LLM at Harvard Law School, where he was Fulbright Scholar. In 2009, Kawsar was a Global Fellow of the Prime Minister.
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