Founder & Head:         Dr. Imranali Panjwani

Born in the United Kingdom, Dr. Imranali Panjwani is a lawyer and academic. He is the son of a refugee and migrant with Indian and East-African roots. His Khoja ancestors emigrated from Gujarat, India to East-Africa in search of better economic opportunities. His mother originally hails from Uganda and her family experienced the mass exodus from the country in 1972 upon the orders of the dictator, Idi Amin. She arrived as a refugee in the UK. His father emigrated from Tanzania to the UK in the 1960s for both educational and economic opportunities. Dr. Imranali Panjwani himself has lived and worked in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Diverse Legal Consulting is an expression of his multifarious expertise, personal experiences and concern for minorities in order to advise others on country expert reports, human rights and legal education.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • LLB in Law, University of Sheffield

  • PGDip in the Legal Practice Course (LPC), University of Law

  • Seminary Training in Islamic Studies & Arabic, Al-Mahdi Institute

  • PGDip in Academic Practice, King’s College London

  • PhD in Theology & Religious Studies, King’s College London (Title: ‘The role of the self in the Islamic-Western human rights discourse’)

POSITIONS HELD

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher & Persian Language Studies, The Research Institute of Al-Mustafa International University (Jami'at al-Mustafa), Mashhad, Iran (Title: 'The role of case law as a relevant source of law in Islamic law')

  • Visiting Scholar, Western Sydney University

  • Religious Director of Imam Hasan Centre, Sydney

  • Paralegal in Immigration & Civil Rights, Fisher Jones Greenwood

  • Legal Adviser in Commercial Litigation, Family Law and Education Law

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Head of Diverse Legal Consulting

  • Lecturer in Law, Anglia Ruskin University

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Notre Dame Australia

  • Member of the Electronic Immigration Network (EIN) Expert’s Directory

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy