Rahman Lowe Solicitors > London, England > Firm Profile

Rahman Lowe Solicitors
E14 5DY

Employment > Employees/unions Tier 3

Focusing on strategic and complex litigation, Rahman Lowe Solicitors is often retained to represent employees and senior executives in employment disputes before the employment tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Human Rights. The team handles a varied caseload, which spans matters related to discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and redundancies. In addition to its strength in litigation, the practice excels in advising on pre-litigation proceedings, settlement agreements and exit negotiations. Founding partner Jahad Rahman, who has ‘an established reputation for strongly fighting the employees’ corner’, leads the group. Another key name is Zillur Rahman, an expert in high-value settlements and complex defamation claims at the High Court.

Practice head(s):

Jahad Rahman

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is relatively small which means that the client will get the focused attention of one partner rather than being passed around in a disjointed way. By specialising and becoming experts in their niche market they have a level of dedication, expertise and success which is unrivalled by bigger, less personal employment law firms.’

‘In my own experience the relationship between the client and solicitor must be built on trust, attentive and respectful. Being able to work closely with your solicitor to build a robust, substantive and impregnable case is essential for any employee or trade union member to be able to achieve success inside or outside the employment tribunal. This is what you will get if you instruct Rahman Lowe as your employment solicitors.’

‘I have an excellent relationship with Jahad Rahman who has represented me over the last four years. Jahad gave me the confidence to pursue my whistleblowing claim.’

‘In all my dealings with Rahman Lowe I have found all professionals easy to approach, polite, respectful, considerate and kind. I feel that when a person finds themselves in a difficult position at work, unable to have a grievance address, bullied, discriminated against or unfairly dismissed then this is the friendly, professional and supportive legal team that they need. I wholeheartedly recommend Rahman Lowe Solicitors.’

‘Zillur and Jahad Rahman are both strong practitioners across employment, trade unions and defamation law which set them apart. I always recommended this firm.’

‘I would not hesitate to recommend Jahad in the senior executive arena, where he has an established reputation for strongly fighting the employees’ corner.’

‘Very dedicated and unafraid to challenge the status quo.’

‘Jahad Rahman has excellent judgement and is good at spotting the strengths and weaknesses in his clients’ cases.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted one of the most senior BAME officers within Unison, with discrimination and victimisation claims involving the interpretation of the union rule book in relation to transparency, equality and its policy on the promotion of senior individuals.

Employment > Senior executives Tier 4

Specialist employment firm Rahman Lowe Solicitors represents senior executives in complex discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, redundancy, breach of contract, restrictive covenant and bonus dispute claims. The firm’s experience also covers the impact of corporate transactions, TUPE transfers and employment status issues. Eponymous partner Jahad Rahman spearheads the practice and ‘has excellent judgement and is good at spotting the strengths and weaknesses in his clients’ cases’. Sarah Lowe departed in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jahad Rahman

Other key lawyers:

Zillur Rahman


‘I work with Zillur Rahman, who provides an excellent service and is responsive and helpful.’

‘Dedicated to the case. Unafraid to challenge the status quo.’

‘Jahad Rahman has excellent judgment and is good at spotting the strengths and weaknesses in his clients’ cases.’

Work highlights

  • Representing an individual in complex High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings against the Complaints Commissioner.
  • Advising one of the most senior BAME officers within Unison, the union, in connection with her claims of race discrimination and victimisation. She claims that she was overlooked for promotion to the position of General Secretary.
  • Advised a client on his high-profile NHS whistleblowing claim following the death of patients at a London ICU and detriments that he suffered as a result of his public interest disclosures about poor care and patient safety issues.

Rahman Lowe Solicitors is a niche employment and discrimination firm based in Canary Wharf, London. Its lawyers provide high-quality, bespoke employment law advice to senior executives and employers.

The firm: Founded by employment and discrimination law specialist Jahad Rahman, Rahman Lowe Solicitors strives to set itself apart from other City and niche employment law firms by offering a partner-led service. Clients benefit from their lawyers’ experience in all aspects of employment law, and the firm works in partnership with clients to build long-term, trusted relationships.

Rahman Lowe Solicitors has a varied and prestigious client base, and demonstrates expertise in advising global luxury brands, along with an ability to engage with international companies that have a presence in the UK. The team delivers pragmatic solutions and has a wealth of experience in advising employers and senior executives from a wide range of sectors, including financial institutions and professional service firms, in complex disputes. An innovative and results-driven firm, Rahman Lowe has successfully fought disputes against magic circle firms.

The expertise offered by the firm’s lawyers, and the range of work they undertake, is expansive and the team regularly deal with high-value projects, collective employment law issues, large-scale redundancies and group litigation. Clients praise the firm for ‘explaining complex legal issues in simple terms’, its ‘unstuffy approach’ and for its commitment to providing a personal service. The lawyers at Rahman Lowe are committed to ensuring that their legal advice exceeds their clients’ expectations and commercial objectives.

Types of work undertaken:
Employers: the firm advises multinational corporations, global luxury brands, SMEs, financial institutions, professional service firms and educational establishments on a broad range of employment matters, including complex discrimination, collective employment law issues, TUPE transfers, whistle-blowing complaints, grievances, performance management issues, changes to terms and conditions of employment, bonus disputes and representation at Employment Tribunal hearings.

The firm continues to expand its corporate client base and is committed to helping clients manage their exposure to risk from a HR perspective. The team at Rahman Lowe provides strategic advice on redundancies. The firm also drafts contracts, directors’ service agreements, handbooks and bonus schemes for employers.

Senior executives and employees: Rahman Lowe Solicitors regularly represents senior individuals and employees from a wide range of sectors, in particular the financial services, professional services, retail, recruitment and technology sectors. It has significant expertise in advising senior executives, including managing directors, executive directors, vice presidents, analysts and traders of investment banks and principals of hedge funds on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters.

The advice given to professionals ranges from complex employment law issues, including whistle-blowing, TUPE, equal pay and discrimination claims, to redundancy, unfair dismissal, restrictive covenants and high-value bonus disputes. The firm also advises individual clients on the terms and effects of settlement agreements, contract negotiations, post-termination restrictions, share options, long-term incentive plans, pensions and employment-related FCA regulatory disputes.

The firm has been involved in high-profile work and negotiates high-value exit packages. Rahman Lowe’s specialist employment lawyers have negotiated bespoke terms of departure, including enhanced payments, announcements and the payment of legal fees.

The firm has successfully pursued complex Employment Tribunal claims against global financial institutions and its experience of advising companies in financial sectors provides invaluable insights.

The firm has a track record of success in representing senior executives and employees in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.

Rahman Lowe’s lawyers regularly provide bespoke training for the CIPD and Lexis Nexis.

Senior partner Jahad Rahman
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of other UK fee-earners : 2