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  • “The SBA confirms my professional standing as a lawyer

  • “No one should feel their life is in such a state that they can’t ask for help”

  • “You know that there are people there to support you and that you are not alone”

  • “I was not yet suicidal but I was close to breaking point

Welcome to our new SBA Trustees, Haroon Qayum & Shams Rahman!

SBA is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to the SBA Board, following the retirement of long-serving Trustees, David Field and David Biddle.


Haroon Qayum

Haroon Qayum is an Associate at Blackhams in Birmingham where he specialises in Private Client work. Haroon was President of the Cambridgeshire & District Law Society between March 2014 and October 2015. He was born and raised in Yorkshire.


Shams Rahman

Shams Rahman is a solicitor and partner at leading Lincoln’s Inn law firm Edwin Coe LLP, specialising in commercial and property related litigation.  Shams acts for a wide range of both corporate and private clients including many international clients.  He is a member of the Law Society and a regular speaker at events promoting law career development and mentoring of law students and young professionals.  Shams values education, having been involved in mentoring an East London comprehensive school as part of the Mosaic initiative.

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