Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. 

Prior to undertaking his pupillage with Blackstone Chambers, Rayan worked as a Research Associate with Legal Agenda in Beirut, where he worked on civil liberties and economic justice issues arising from the mass demonstrations of October 2019 and ensuing political crisis in Lebanon. He has been a member of the Legal Agenda General Assembly since October 2020. Rayan has also been a union representative for the Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union (CAIWU), acting for members of the union in Employment Tribunal claims as well as internal grievance and disciplinary hearings.

Rayan commenced full-time practice on completion of his pupillage in September 2021.

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Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of public and regulatory law.

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Commercial

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of commercial law.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties and human rights law.

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Sanctions

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of sanctions law.

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Public International Law

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of public international law.

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EU & Competition

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of EU law.

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Media & Entertainment

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of media and entertainment law.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of civil fraud law.

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Employment

Rayan accepts instructions in all areas of employment law.

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Achievements

Education

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics & Economics (Oxford, First Class)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (City, Distinction)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (City, Outstanding)

Awards

  • William Rose Memorial Prize for Excellence in Drafting (BPTC, 2019)
  • Buchanan Prize for Outstanding mark in Bar examinations, Lincoln's Inn (2019)
  • Cassel Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn (2018)
  • BPTC Scholarship, City Law School (2018)
  • Wadham College prize for performance in Final Examinations (results in top 5 of 238 candidates in PPE graduating class of 2017)
  • Takashi Kisaki Prize in Philosophy (2017)


Publications

Separately from his work at the Bar, Rayan regularly writes for various publications (in both English and Arabic) on a range of social, legal, and cultural issues relating to the Middle East.


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