Ousman completed his undergraduate LLB/Law degree from the University of London and postgraduate MSc from the University of Oxford before completing the Bar Vocational Course and being called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in July 2010.
Ousman is also Senior Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Law at SOAS: University of London, where he provides Clinical Legal Education to university students studying law.
He completed pupillage at Garden Court Chambers in October 2011, one of the UK’s leading sets for human rights and civil liberties. He has always had a strong passion for protecting the rights of individuals and worked at the Capital Post Conviction Project, Louisiana, USA defending those awaiting capital punishment on death-row and with Reprieve, an international human rights organisation, on challenging the death penalty in Pakistan. Ousman was Director and Founder of the Habeas Corpus Project and provided pro-bono legal representation to over 250 individuals across the UK, successfully challenging cases of unlawful detention. In 2016, he received an award from the Public Interest Lawyers Network at a ceremony in Rome, Italy for his contribution to pro-bono work in Europe.
Ousman is experienced in a wide range of legal areas and has represented clients in Tribunals, County Courts, Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in cases involving Family Law, Property Law, Civil Law and Driving Offences. Due to his extensive experience in different areas of law Ousman has gained a strong confidence in taking on complex cases and finding solutions where others would not. Ousman retains a humble approach to his work and treats every case with the respect it deserves. He endeavours to provide expert professional service to each of his clients at transparent and affordable rates.
The BBC, Guardian Newspaper, Independent Newspaper and RT UK have all conducted interviews with Ousman on issues concerning human rights, detention, refugees and migration.