A hijab-wearing lawyer has been appointed to the Queen’s Counsel, the first criminal barrister to do so. Sultana Tafadar QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers in London, celebrated taking silk at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster. The Luton-born lawyer with Bangladeshi roots hopes her success will provide inspiration and confidence for other female lawyers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
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Early in her career Ms Tafadar said she would think ‘Oh, goodness, I don’t see anybody like myself in the upper strata of the profession’.
She didn’t see very many women wearing hijab around the courts and wondered if she could make it.
Source: Daily Mail