Ayesha Hasan (Head Of Chambers)

Call: 1987

Email: ahasan@3djb.co.uk


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 children matters. Her experience is well sought after and her ability to give firm and sound advice well respected by her solicitors. She is the ‘go to’ on matters pertaining to Islamic conflict and areas of conflict with Sharia and English law.

Ayesha has a unique ability to understand a cross section of people of different backgrounds, cultures and traditions, having been brought up in Africa, living in Europe and of Asian descent.

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



Family Law Bar Association (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



Urdu (fluent)

Hausa (working knowledge)


Outside Interests

Loves the theatre and swimming

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