Rifat is originally from Bangladesh and moved to New Zealand in February 2018. He graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws and completed his Master of Laws at the Liverpool John Moores University. Rifat successfully completed his New Zealand conversion papers to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand at the University of Waikato in December 2018.
Rifat moved to Gisborne from Hamilton to join Woodward Chrisp in August 2021. Before joining us, he worked as a Staff Solicitor in Pandaram Legal in Hamilton where he predominantly practiced Criminal Law.
Rifat was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Hamilton in December 2019.
Outside of work, Rifat enjoys photography, playing cricket and spending time with his family and friends.