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Ayesha Hasan

Head of Chambers

Call 1987


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Ayesha became Head of Chambers on 1st November 2019 and continues to practice in all areas of family law.

She deals with complex and difficult financial remedy cases and in all children matters including Schedule 1 (financial provision for children matters). She only acts for parents or guardians in public law cases.

Ayesha acted in the leading case of its time LVMH (2000) when the court of appeal heard the conjoined appeals of 4 cases and set out what later became the guidelines in dealing with the impact of domestic abuse on children and the precursor to PD12J of the Children Act.

Ayesha has acted successfully for parents in matters pertaining to leave to remove children be it within or outside the jurisdiction.
She also deals with issues arising under the Family Law Act and TOLATA.

She is the ‘go to' counsel on matters pertaining to Islamic law, in particular areas of conflict with Sharia and English law. Ayesha is well sought after as a speaker at conferences of interfaith.

Her experience is well sought after and her ability to give firm and sound advice well respected by her solicitors.

Ayesha has a unique ability to understand a cross section of people coming from different and diverse backgrounds, cultures and traditions. She is of Asian descent, brought up in Africa and lives in Europe. She is able at turning her hand and thus winning the confidence of clients by having the ability to speak different languages. She speaks Urdu, has some knowledge of Hausa, and knows a smattering of French.

Ayesha is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.


Reported Cases

H v R [2021] EWHC 2024 ( FAM) ( habitual residence)

A v R (Financial Remedy: Costs) [2021] EWFC B35 ( 24th June 2021)

Re P ( Contact: Supervision) [1996] 2FLR 314.

Re L, V, M, H [2000] 2 FLR 334

Re S [2001] 2 FLR 507.

Re K ( committal) [2003] 1 FLR 277.

S v S and M ( existence of constructive trust and proprietary estoppel) [2007] 1 FLR 1123

Re H ( talaq and divorce) [2008] 2 FLR 857,

R v E and F female parents : Known father) [2010] 2 FLR 383

Chief Constable, A v YK and ors (forced marriage) [2010]EWHC 2438



"Islamic Family Law in the English Courts" (1998) Fam Law 100"

A Brief Introduction to Marriage in Islamic Law" (March 1999) Fam Law 164

"Contact and illegitimacy in the Muslim Community" (Dec 2000) Fam Law 928

"To tell or not to tell, that is the question" (May 2008) Fam Law 458. (When can it be in the child’s interests not to know its true parentage?)


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LLM (Cambridge)

LLB (Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria)



Jurisprudence prize

Best overall student prize



The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Family Law Bar Association (Former committee member)

Commonwealth in- England Barristers Association

Member of the Punjab Bar, Lahore, Pakistan


Areas of Practice

Financial remedies on divorce

Public children law

Private children law

Forced marriage

Recognition of foreign marriages with particular emphasis on Islamic marriages / divorces

Domestic violence

Child abduction

Hague Convention

Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act


"The barristers are friendly, thorough and personable and are always willing to help. The clerk's and admin staff are excellent and always go over and beyond to assist."


"The cohesive clerking team in Chambers have a combined depth of experience which is second to none."


"Impressive skills to handle intractable and challenging divorce and financial remedy cases."


"Chambers has a dedicated and professional clerking team. They are able to deal with any enquiry and are most helpful and reassuring" 


"They have a wide range of top quality senior and junior barristers who deal with high net worth financial work and can handle any type of children work." 


"James Doble has an innate ability to assist in choosing the right barrister for the right case. He leads his team meticulously."