Shabina Begum


Shabina Begum - Dawson Cornwell

Shabina was called to the Bar in 2009 and admitted as a solicitor in 2013.

She specialises in domestic violence, honour based violence, forced marriage, stranded spouse matters, FGM matters, children disputes and divorce. She has worked as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate handling high risk cases and extremely vulnerable clients.

In 2012 she was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship enabling her to travel to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and India to conduct legal research on the issue of acid violence. 

Shabina is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. In 2013, she spoke at the Feminism in London conference and in 2016 she spoke at the 16th session of the Commission on the Status of Women held by United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in New York. She has also made a TV appearance on "Live the Life" on Islam Channel speaking about Acid Violence.

Shabina speaks fluent Bengali, Hindi and Urdu. She is also a certified user of Level 1 British Sign Language.

Winner IKWRO "True Honour" Award, 2016

Alumni of the Year, University of Greenwich, 2016

Winner Top 100 Influential Bangladeshis Award, 2014