Shehzad Charania MBE



Shehzad Charania was admitted as a solicitor in 2005. After a year in private practice, he joined the Treasury Solicitor’s Department in 2006, moving to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2009. Between 2013-2016 he worked as the Legal Adviser and Head of International Law at the British Embassy in The Hague, and following his time in the Netherlands was awarded an MBE for services to international law and legal diplomacy. In 2016 he was seconded to the Attorney General’s Office as the Head of International and EU Law, becoming Director in 2019 before taking up his current role as interim Director General and Head of the AGO in September 2020. Shehzad is currently the National Security Community Race Champion.

Previous roles in government

  • Interim Director General of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO)