Mohsin Zaidi is a criminal barrister, an advocate for LGBT rights, BAME representation and social mobility and is on the board of Stonewall. His memoir, 'A Dutiful Boy', has been named a Guardian, GQ and New Statesman Book of the Year.
Mohsin Zaidi is a criminal barrister at one of the top chambers in the country and represents clients in a number of high-profile cases. He has previously worked at a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague and at the UK's Supreme Court. Mohsin is an advocate for LGBT rights, BAME representation and social mobility. He is on the board of Stonewall, the UK's biggest LGBT rights charity and is a governor of his former secondary school.
In 2017 he was winner of a national writing competition run by Penguin Random House to find new writers.
His memoir, 'A Dutiful Boy', has been named a Guardian, GQ and New Statesman Book of the Year. The Guardian says it is 'a profound meditation on the power of the human heart to transcend the contradictions of diverse cultures and create something new...utterly compelling...providing a lesson of acceptance for us all, and for the future of our multicultural society'. The Times says it is a book that will save lives.
Mohsin was recently on Elizabeth Day's 'How to Fail' podcast and she has said the book is 'deeply moving and profoundly important'. Before publishing 'A Dutiful Boy', he co-authored a book on the crime of insider dealing.
Mohsin appears as a commentator on Sky News and has previously written for CNN Style, Bustle, Mr Porter and Newsweek. The Financial Times listed him as a top future LGBT leader and Attitude magazine has named him a trailblazer changing the world today.