Tan Ikram

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Tan Ikram became a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) on the South Eastern Circuit in May 2009 and a Diversity and Community Relations Judge in 2011. He is authorised to hear Private and Public Law family & criminal law cases . Prior to taking up his full-time appointment, he had a successful career as a defence advocate at ABV Solicitors in West London.  Tan graduated in Law from the University of Wolverhampton (then Wolverhampton Polytechnic) in 1988 and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in the Management of Legal Practice from Nottingham Trent University in 2001. Tan was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1990 and admitted as a solicitor in 1993. He served as the elected President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association between 2007 and 2008 and has also lectured extensively on Criminal Law and justice. He is Visiting Fellow in  Juvenile  Justice at London South Bank University. He is a contributing editor to the 2014 edition of Archbold Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice (Sweet & Maxwell) and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of West London in 2012.