Rehana Popal

Rehana Popal

Rehana Popal is an immigration and public law specialist with particular expertise in asylum, immigration, and discrimination claims. Rehana is the first Afghan national to be called to the Bar by Inner Temple and is the only female Afghan barrister currently practising in England and Wales.

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Derek Sweeting QC: Chair of the Bar 2021

The incoming Chair shares his thinking on diversity at the Bar, the rule of law, and his hopes and fears for what’s likely to be another turbulent year

Interview by Rehana Popal

13 December 2020

Discriminatory instructions

Raising discrimination issues can be tricky at the best of times; even more so when it’s you who’s dropped from a case. A first-hand account of the difficulties in challenging the status quo and growing will for change


19 March 2019
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Time for change and investment

The Chair of the Bar sets out how the new government can restore the justice system

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