Kawsar Zaman (Alderman)

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Members' Room
PO Box 270

Email:  kawsar.zaman@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 15/09/2022 -

Additional Information

Kawsar Zaman was elected as the Alderman for Bishopsgate in the City of London in September 2022, becoming the youngest member of the Court of Aldermen and the City’s first Alderman from a British Bangladeshi background.


By profession, Kawsar is a practising Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers in London specialising in Public, Regulatory and Employment Law. He is also a former solicitor at ‘Magic Circle’ law firms Clifford Chance LLP and Allen & Overy LLP, where he specialised in financial services regulatory law.


Kawsar grew up in a Council Estate in the East End of London. As the youngest of seven siblings, he went to his local state comprehensive and was the first (along with his twin brother) in his family to go to university. He graduated with a First in law from the London School of Economics (2HC Scholar), before completing the BCL at Oxford University (OCIS Scholar), and then the LLM at Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar).


He holds various appointments including as an Honorary Member of the Honourable Artillery Company, a trustee of the Wembley Stadium Foundation, a trustee of the UK’s National Muslim War Memorial Trust and as a Governor at Morpeth Secondary School. In 2020, he founded the ‘Take the COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign’ to encourage vaccine uptake amongst BAME communities and was praised in Parliament.


Kawsar is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the University of Law and a Guest Teacher in Law at the London School of Economics. In 2009, he was a Global Fellow of the Prime Minister.