Rehana Parveen is a former solicitor and former senior tutor at The College of Law, having taught both the LPC and BPTC courses. Rehana is currently a Phd student of the University of Birmingham and her research project is in the area of Islamic/Shariah law and its place in English law, particularly with regards to matrimonial and family disputes.
LLM (Islamic Law) SOAS
Rehana qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has worked in both Birmingham and London. As a solicitor Rehana specialised in family law, criminal law and general litigation. In 1999 Rehana became a partner in her own firm which she set up with another solicitor, in Tooting, London. Rehana continued to work as a partner until 2002, when she joined The College of Law teaching on a range of courses including the GDL, LPC and BPTC and also teaching a range of skills such as advocacy, client interviewing and drafting of court documents. Rehana joined the University of Birmingham in 2012 as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant.
Rehana is currently researching the issue of plurality of laws with particular interest in the role and place of Islamic Shariah law within English law. Rehana is examining the use of Shariah based mediation and arbitration tribunals, by Muslims living in the UK, as an alternative or as an addition to English civil law, in the field of matrimonial and family disputes. Particular emphasis will be placed on researching how women are treated by Shariah based tribunals and in what manner Islamic law can be accommodated within English law, if at all.