Lawyers

These are the some of British Pakistanis who are or were serving in the legal profession. This is a non-exhaustive list of prominent British Pakistani Lawyers. Please contact us if you can help us to improve it by suggesting any amendments or additions. Please visit our nominations page if you would like us to publish about someoneon on our website.

Ifath Nawaz

Ifath Nawaz
Ifath Nawaz is a local government solicitor and in the powerful Muslim women in the UK top 20. She is a former president and current executive committee member of the Association of Muslim Lawyers UK.

Nazir Afzal OBE

Nazir Afzal OBE
Nazir Afzal OBE, is the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for North West England. He is the first British Pakistani Muslim to be appointed to such a position and is Britain's most senior Muslim lawyer within the CPS.

Aamer Anwar

Aamer Anwar
Aamer Anwar is a Scottish lawyer of Pakistani background. He is noted for his left-wing political views. He is considered one of Scotland's top lawyers, with over 25 years history of being a justice and equality campaigner.

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh is an actress, lawyer, and politician in the Scottish National Party. She is the founder and chair of the Scottish Asian Women's Association. Her mother is half-Welsh and half-Czech, and her father was born in India, then migrated to Pakistan and finally to the United Kingdom.

His Honour Judge Mushtaq Khokhar

His Honour Judge Mushtaq Khokhar
Mushtaq Ahmed Khokhar sits at Manchester Crown Court and became a judge on the Northern Circuit in July 2006.

Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti MP

Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti MP
Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti was born in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Administered Kashmir on 4 October 1978.

Shabana Mahmood MP

Shabana Mahmood MP
Shabana Mahmood went on to study at the University of Oxford (Lincoln College) and graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Law. Her family roots are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.

Sadiq Aman Khan MP

Sadiq Aman Khan
Sadiq Aman Khan was appointed Minister of State for Communities by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, making him the second-ever British Pakistani to serve in the UK Government.

Yasmin Qureshi MP

Yasmin Qureshi
Yasmin Qureshi is a Pakistani-born British Labour Party politician and a barrister practicing criminal law. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton South East in the May 2010 general election.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi  was first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet
A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first British Pakistani Muslim to serve in a British cabinet and the foremost Muslim politician in the Western world.

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