Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
University of Law: Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course and LLM
University of Westminster: MSc in Medical Molecular Biology
Fluent in English, Urdu and Panjabi
Clients appreciate Aisha for her human touch in complex immigration, family and human rights cases
Aisha is a solicitor and partner at EXONS. She has gained experience in human rights and family law matters. Her areas of practice include human rights and civil liberties, immigration and asylum law with a focus on victims of war and conflict, domestic violence and private children law, clinical negligence and civil litigation. Much of Aisha’s work is in immigration and public law, having successfully represented many clients in both tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, at asylum, human rights and EEA appeals. She has particular expertise in cases involving trafficking, modern slavery and refuge appeals. Aisha has gained considerable experience in private children law. She is regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of domestic violence and drafting consent orders.
For years, she has been working as an activist pursuing human rights and social justice causes. She has voiced her concerns regarding human rights in the current global scenario in the form of documentary films on sensitive subjects while working as an independent documentary filmmaker. Since 2010, Aisha has volunteered with Stop the War Coalition (NGO dedicated to preventing and ending the wars) and Reprieve (a legal action NGO of investigators, lawyers and campaigners fighting for justice.
She is founder and director at iResist, an organization focusing on human rights research and advocacy through documentary filmmaking with a special focus on refugees stranded in refugee camps, victims of war/conflict and stateless populations. She had the privilege of bringing the human rights violations of drone attack victims in Pakistan and Afghanistan to the discussion table in the ‘House of Lords’ for the first time, initiating a debate and opinion shift on the subject. One of her documentaries “Suffering in Silence” had been screened by the University of East London in their International Human Rights seminar.
She is also managing OHM which is a small organisation of professionals (mostly Lawyers, academics, journalists and psychiatrists) interested in conducting research on humanitarian crises, conflicts, policy studies, statelessness, forced migrations, human trafficking and genocides. OHM arranges research, seminars and documentary screenings in collaboration with academic institutes, independent research platforms and charities.
She is a member of :
Human Rights Lawyers Association (An organization connecting the legal profession who have an interest in human rights law in the UK
Reprieve (A legal action NGO fighting for justice)
Liberty (An independent organization challenging injustice, defending freedom and campaigning equality in the UK.
Stop the War Coalition ( NGO dedicated to preventing and ending the wars)
Aisha has appeared as a guest speaker and analyst in several TV talk shows on War on Terror and socio-political conflicts in South Asia. She contributes articles in a number of newspapers and political magazines and she is regularly invited for lectures at academic and political platforms. She has given lectures on the impact and morality of war and conflict at prestigious platforms including the House of Lords (UK), Oxford University (UK), University of Manitoba (Canada), University of Peshawar, University of Punjab, Roots International, University of Management and Technology, Institute of Policy Studies, National Unified Media Club and several press clubs in Pakistan. She has extensively traveled and visited refugee camps in many parts of the world, including Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Camps in France and Turkey, Rohingya refugee camps at the Bangladesh Burma border, Afghan Refugee camps in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
She is also a poet with her two collections of poetry published so far and she has wide experience in documentary scriptwriting on socio-political topics. Her work as an activist and a creative writer has been broadly appreciated and reflected through a huge following of social media profiles. Her postgraduate degrees are in Medical Molecular Biology and Legal Practice and she has a particular interest in history and philosophy. Aisha fluently speaks English, Punjabi and Urdu languages and is currently enrolled in learning Arabic at an advanced level.