03 February 2023

Excellence Talk by Judge Tanweer Ikram CBE

We were delighted to have Judge Tanweer Ikram CBE visit John Lyon and talk about his career in Law. The talk was very engaging, and he answered many interesting questions during the Q&A. It was fascinating to hear about the ‘Crime of the Century’, a heist of £93.3 million pounds worth of gold ingots, diamonds, and cash that was stolen from a trading estate near Heathrow Airport.

He also spoke about his ethnic background and whether it had made a difference in his career. As well as this, Judge Ikram spoke about how hard work is the key to success and it doesn’t come without failure. He went on to say, ‘I have made some wrong career choices in my life, but you need to embrace any failures and convert them into a positive and grow.’

We thank Judge Tanweer for giving an inspirational talk to our pupils.