+44 (0)20 7822 1200
"A very skillful advocate who is formidably intelligent and very hard-working"Chambers UK 2018
“Her advocacy oozes persuasiveness”Legal 500 2017
"She really does go that extra mile in delivering an excellent service"Legal 500 2016
"Formidable work ethic and intelligence"Legal 500
“Organised, reliable and brings extra quality to drafting"Legal 500
Rehana specialises in personal injury and employment law, especially occupational stress, harassment, and discrimination claims.
“Formidable work ethic and intelligence” (Legal 500, 2014), Rehana has been recommended as a leading Junior in the Legal 500 since 2010. She co-authored “Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims” (Bloomsbury Professional, 2012), a Practitioners’ Guide, combining her expertise in both personal injury and employment law. She became an Accredited Advocacy Trainer for the Inner Temple in 2012, teaching at the highest advocacy level (New Practitioner) and was promoted to Advocacy Teacher Trainer in 2014.
Rehana is Patron of Bird & Bird’s Bursary Foundation and 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 of the Century 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 deals with cases in the High Court, ET, EAT and Court of Appeal. Reported cases include Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Trust (Court of Appeal)  All ER 964,  IRLR 635, Nambalat v Tayeb and Ors (Court of Appeal)  All ER (D) 62,  IRLR 1004, Mohammed Najib v John Laing PLC (High Court)  All ER (D) 203 and Julio v Jose and Others (EAT) 2012 [IRLR] 180,  All ER (D) 100.
Cases of importance include:
Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Trust (Court of Appeal)  All ER 964,  IRLR 635
This case is the leading authority on the issue of whether a Certificate of Independence obtained under TULRCA 1992 has retrospective effect and the meaning of “independence” for the purposes of making a claim under section 146 of TULRCA
- Puthenveetil v Alexander and George, EAT 2014
Dealing with the issue of whether the European Convention on Human Rights places positive duties upon the UK Government to provide legal aid to alleged victims of trafficking and abuse for the purposes of making a claim for damages under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999
- A Westerlind v CMC Markets UK Plc, 2013
High profile discrimination claim that was extensively covered in the national press
- Nambalat v Tayeb and Others  EWCA Civ 1249, Court of Appeal
The leading case on the interpretation of “as a family member” in Regulation 2(2) of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999. Rehana represented one of the successful Respondents as sole Counsel – all other parties were represented by silks. The case was reported in The Lawyer magazine’s “Judgment Call” and in The Law Gazette.
- Julio v Jose and Others 2012 [IRLR] 180,  All ER (D) 100, EAT
Representing one of the successful respondents in this widely reported case where the EAT provided comprehensive guidance on the construction and interpretation of regulation 2(2) of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999.
- Alam v London Probation Trust, UKEAT/0016/2012
Representing the successful respondent in this appeal where the EAT explored the issues of discretion of Employment Tribunal judges to strike out discrimination claims on merits and jurisdiction at a PHR.
- Ferguson v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, UKEAT/0214/2011
The EAT examined the scope of discretion of an Employment Tribunal to award costs against an unsuccessful party.
Significant cases include:
PPF v The Open University, High Court (Birmingham District Registry), 2014
High value and high profile extensive stress at work claim involving multiple periods of absence and complex issues of medical and factual causation
- Mohammed Najib v John Laing PLC  All ER (D) 203
Personal injury mesothelioma claim providing valuable guidance on the principles of “lost years” claims and the recoverability of costs for alternative therapies.
- C v The Football League Ltd
Representing the Football League in a claim involving harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation.
- K v Honorable Societies of the Inner and Middle Temple
Representing the Inner and Middle Temples in a personal injury claim involving complex issues of jurisdiction and limitation.
- Occupational stress cases include:
- PPF v The Open University
- P v The University of Nottingham
- M v Sheffield University
- M v Metropolitan Police Commissioner (representing the Claimant)
- X v West Midlands Police Authority (representing the Defendant)
- F v Royal College of Nursing (representing the Defendant)
- M v Scope Ltd (representing the Defendant)
- A and TH v The Royal Mail (representing the Claimants)