Kawsar Zaman is a Barrister specialising in Public, Regulatory and Employment Law. Over the past decade he has led campaigns on issues ranging from social mobility in education to promoting diversity in the workplace. He is currently a secondary school governor at a comprehensive in London, and a trustee of Toynbee Hall. In 2020, Kawsar founded ‘Take the COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign’ to encourage uptake of the vaccine across all communities, which has been praised in the UK Parliament and supported by government. The campaign has been profiled nationally and internationally by Forbes, Bloomberg, House Magazine, and the Arab News, amongst others.
Kawsar is a former solicitor at Magic Circle law firms Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy LLP in London, where he specialised in Financial Services Regulatory Law. As the first in his family to go to university, Kawsar graduated with a First-Class law degree from the LSE, before reading for the BCL at Oxford as an OCIS Scholar, and then the LLM at Harvard Law School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Kawsar has been the recipient of numerous community awards including: the Channel S Community Award for contributions to the Bangladeshi community; Muslim News Malcolm X Young Person’s Award for Excellence; and was voted the ‘People’s Choice’ for the British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration 100. In 2009, he was a Global Fellow of the Prime Minister.