Sulema Jahangir qualified as a solicitor in 2007. She is solicitor at Dawson Cornwell, UK and also an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan. She undertakes all aspects of domestic and international family law including
Sulema Jahangir qualified as a solicitor in 2007. She is solicitor at Dawson Cornwell, UK and also an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan. She undertakes all aspects of domestic and international family law including child abduction, child custody and the financial consequences of divorce and separation. She acts for the victims of forced marriages, abandoned spouses and honour based violence.
Sulema graduated from Cambridge University in 2003. She completed her training contract and qualification at magic circle law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, before transferring into family law in 2010.
Prior to joining Dawson Cornwell, Sulema was a partner at AGHS Law Associates (the law firm of Asma Jahangir and Hina Jilani) which is the leading law firm specialising in family law and human rights work in Pakistan.
Sulema has assisted in providing advice to Parliamentary bodies in Pakistan on the implementation of laws on protection against domestic violence. She was the Chief Editor of the annual publication of "Violence against Women in Pakistan" for 2010 and 2011.
She is a member of the Punjab Bar Council in Pakistan, The Law Society of England and Wales, the Asian Association of Women Lawyers, LAWASIA, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and a founding member of the British Pakistani Lawyers' Association.
In 2015 she received the IKWRO special recognition award for professional working to end honour based violence.
Sulema is a regular speaker at conferences and appears on television and in the press. She has also written articles on legal topics in Pakistan and in the United Kingdom.
Sulema is a native Urdu speaker and is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi.