Ibrahim Hasan - Solicitor
Ibrahim Hasan is a UK qualified solicitor with many years of experience of advising and training the public sector on all aspects of information law including data protection, freedom of information and surveillance law. He is a director of Act Now Training and a consultant with IBA Solicitors (www.ibasolicitors.com). Ibrahim produces the UK's first FOI podcast.
Ibrahim was previously Principal Solicitor at Calderdale Council and has worked for Bradford Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. He has also held positions as an associate with the Institute of Public Finance and a non executive director of an NHS Trust.Ibrahim is very much in demand as a presenter at courses and conferences throughout the UK. He has conducted training sessions for many national organisations as well as local authorities and the NHS. His notable clients include the Scottish Executive, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, English Partnerships and various government departments. He has even travelled to China to train young Chinese and Hong Kong lawyers on behalf of the Law Society and the Bar Council.Ibrahim acts as an adviser to the Local Government Association and was formally an examiner for the British Computer Society's Certificate in Data Protection. He was also on the Home Office Consultation Group for the Freedom of Information Bill.
Ibrahim's articles have appeared in many publications including the Local Government Chronicle, Benefits Magazine, IRRV Insight Magazine and Solicitors Journal. He sits on the editorial board for an international journal on freedom of Information entitled "Open Government" and is a member of the European Information Managers Group (EURIM). Ibrahim has contributed to the privacy law aspects of a book entitled "Spy TV - Just who is the digital revolution overthrowing?" which won a Big Brother Award from Privacy International.
Ibrahim is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Northumbria's LLM in Information Rights Law and also writes a regular FOI column for the Law Society Gazette.