Year of Call: 2012
Inn of Court: Lincoln’s Inn
Degree(s): BA (English); University College London
Graduate Diploma in Law; Kaplan Law School, London
Bar Professional Training Course: Kaplan Law School, London
Scholarships and Awards:
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Winner of the Crowther Shield Advocacy Competition (Lincoln’s Inn)
Appointments and Memberships:
Treasury Solicitor “Baby Barrister” Scheme
IPSEA Tribunal Support Volunteer
Denning Society (Lincoln’s Inn)
Practice Areas: Family Law, Civil Law, Immigration
Public Access scheme:
Ayesha is able to accept instructions under the Public Access scheme.
Ayesha joined Senate House Chambers as a tenant in 2014, following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Michelle Christie. She has since developed a busy and varied practice and has gained experience in all of chambers’ practice areas.
Ayesha receives instructions in all areas of family law; including both public and private law children proceedings, injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996 and matrimonial finance applications.
Ayesha enjoys a balanced practice, having represented local authorities, parents, grandparents and children’s guardians. Her sensitive and pragmatic approach has been commended by lay clients and Judges alike. She also appreciates the importance of being able to work as a team alongside her professional clients.
Ayesha often acts for vulnerable clients, such as those for whom English is not their first language or those represented by the Official Solicitor.
Through her work with IPSEA, Ayesha also has an interest in cases involving Education Law. She welcomes instructions from parents of children attending the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.
Ayesha has a thriving criminal practice, which continues to expand both in terms of prosecuting and defending. Ayesha has had particular experience in the youth court, has been instructed on behalf of the Royal Mail and has also acted for Police Federation members who are facing criminal proceedings.
Ayesha regularly appears in the County Court and is instructed in relation to housing matters, small claims trials and other civil applications.
Immigration: Ayesha has gained experience representing the Entry Clearance Officer and Secretary of State at the First Tier Immigration Tribunal and also welcomes instructions from Appellants.
Prior to securing pupillage, Ayesha worked as a freelance outdoor clerk in the Family Courts and was largely based at the Principal Registry of the Family Division in London. She also represented appellants at the Social Security Tribunal through the Free Representation Unit and was an IPSEA volunteer, acting for parents at Special Educational Needs Tribunals.
Interests: Ayesha is a certified scuba diver and enjoys travelling to foreign climes so that she can make new underwater friends. When on dry land, Ayesha enjoys cooking, going to the theatre, electronic music and all equestrian pursuits.