Rehana Azib



Rehana Azib is a leading barrister specialising in employment law and personal injury, especially employers’ liability matters including occupational stress, health and safety at work legislation, harassment, and discrimination claims. She has a degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and was called to the Bar in 2003, having been awarded a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship and a Major Exhibition from the Inner temple

She has been recommended as a leading barrister in the Legal 500 Directory since 2010. Recommendations include “Formidably intelligent and extremely hardworking” (2015), “Formidable work ethic and intelligence” (2014) and “Organised, reliable and brings extra quality to drafting” (2010).

She is a highly accomplished advocate, and teaches advocacy to barristers and advocates both nationally and internationally. She became an Accredited Advocacy Trainer for the Inner Temple in 2012, and an Advocacy Teacher Trainer in 2014. She has taught barristers internationally on behalf of the Advocacy Training Council and the Inner Temple, including at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Rehana has been a guest speaker on BBC World News and the BBC World Service on equality issues in the workplace. She was a specialist panel speaker at the BBC’s 100 Women Event in October 2013 which was broadcast internationally. She won the National Asian Women of Achievement Award in 2009 for Young Achiever of the Year and was a Finalist at the British Muslim Awards 2013. She has been featured in the International Asian Who’s Who Guide since 2012. Rehana is also Patron of the international law firm Bird & Bird’s Bursary Foundation

Rehana is also a published author. She co-authored Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims (Bloomsbury Professional, 2012), a Practitioners’ Guide for lawyers, combining her expertise in both employment law and personal injury law.

Rehana’s cases include the leading authorities in two separate areas of employment law, the status of trade unions in the workplace: Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Trust (Court of Appeal 2014 and 2016) [2014] All ER 964 and [2016] IRLR 295, and the employment rights of foreign domestic workers in the UK: Nambalat v Tayeb and Ors (Court of Appeal) [2012] All ER (D) 62, [2012] IRLR 1004. Many of her cases have been widely reported in the legal press.

 BASED IN: London, UK

LANGUAGES: English, Urdu and Kashmiri.