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Former top lawyer at Birmingham CC to take tenancy at leading chambers

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Dr Mirza Ahmad, the former Corporate Director of Governance at Birmingham City Council, is to become a tenant at a leading set of chambers, it has emerged.

He is expected to focus at St Philips on legal, ethical and corporate governance work associated with local authorities. The set is one of the largest in the country with 167 barristers.

Dr Ahmad will also continue with his management consultancy, MA (Law & Governance), which he set up when he left Birmingham at the end of July after 11 years at the authority. His departure came after a corporate restructuring that affected a number of chief officer posts.

Dr Ahmad was President of the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors in 2009/10. He is chairman of the Bar Association for Local Government & the Public Service.