Hashi Mohamed is one of the UK’s leading junior barristers in planning and public law, including environmental, human rights and commercial litigation. He is a Special Adviser to Max Hill QC, the Independent Reviewer or Terror Legislation. He also presents on BBC Radio 4 and writes across leading publications, including The Times, The Guardian and Prospect Magazine.

One of 12 children, Mohamed’s father died when he was 9. Soon after, Mohamed came to the UK as an unaccompanied child refugee from Kenya in the summer of 1993. When he arrived he spoke basic English, attended failing schools and was raised exclusively on state benefits in a deprived area of North West London. Today, at 33, as a barrister and broadcaster, Mohamed has attended both Oxford University and Bar school on a full scholarship.

His story is one of hope and ambition, aspiration and inspiration. He uses his personal journey to draw powerful conclusions for business and enterprise, public sector and central government – about better devising policy, about resilience, focus and the ability to adapt in the pursuit of success. The lessons to be drawn are multifaceted and relevant to many people and industries.

Mohamed stimulates motivation and inspiration as well as chairing events and panel discussions in the UK and abroad.


“Hashi spoke about social mobility in the UK at our 2017 leadership conference and received a rare standing ovation. He tells an important, challenging and often confronting story that combines personal experience, sharp observation and intelligent analysis and he delivers it with passion, warmth and humour. Hashi’s address sparked questions and discussion that continued well into the evening and he left the room buzzing.” Executive Director, Head of Corporate Affairs, Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd