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Nabila Zulfiqar (Chair)



Nabila has an LLB (Hons) in Business Law and is a solicitor. She has experience of the governance and regulation of the legal profession, architects, teachers, press and healthcare scientists. She is the Chief Adjudicator at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA); the regulator of legal services in England and Wales. Prior to joining the SRA in 2011, Nabila was Council Solicitor at the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) with responsibility for advising the Chief Executive, Registrar and Council on all legal matters.  She managed the legal team with responsibility for the overall investigation and conduct of cases before the Professional Conduct Committees of the GTC.  From 2005 until 2008, Nabila was Principal Solicitor and Head of Service in the Legal Department of Birmingham City Council.  She was a member of the Family Justice Council – Children in Safeguarding Proceedings sub committee and contributed to two Law Society publications relating to public law proceedings.

In April 2013, Nabila was appointed by the Privy Council to the Architects Registration Board and chaired its Investigation Oversight Committee. In March 2017, Nabila was elected as chair of the Architects Registration Board.

In addition to her roles noted in the register of interests, Nabila was a member of the Academy for Healthcare Science Regulation Council.


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Chair – National Anti-Discrimination Panel – Football Association
Member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation Readers Panel
Vice Chair of West Midlands Regional Leadership Group for Mosaic: Princes Trust
Advertising Advisory Committee – Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice

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