Before coming to the Bar, Ahmed worked as an IAAS Level 2 accredited Senior Caseworker at the immigration firm Lawrence Lupin Solicitors. In that role, Ahmed represented clients in their asylum and immigration matters assisting clients with their asylum applications, bail applications and statutory appeals. He also represented clients in applications for judicial review which included challenges to the lawfulness of their detention. He has experience assisting vulnerable individuals having conducted asylum applications through the Detained Asylum Casework process and having represented clients through the Legal Aid Duty Advice Scheme at Immigration Removal Centres.
Prior to that, Ahmed was a Volunteer Caseworker at Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) working in the separated families project which involved assisting with bail applications for individuals separated from their families in immigration detention. Ahmed also interned at Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) assisting the casework department with strategic casework.
Ahmed also volunteered as a caseworker at the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) helping victims of domestic violence and abuse obtain emergency injunctions. He has also represented individuals in their social security appeals by volunteering at the Free Representation Unit (FRU).