Sulema Jahangir

Senior Associate

Sulema Jahangir - Dawson Cornwell

Sulema is a dual qualified solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan. Accordingly, she is able to offer expert advice on Family Law 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 also 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 Resolution, 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.

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 speaks fluent Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

  • Named an Unsung Hero by News Week Pakistan (2019)
  • IKWRO True Honour Special Recognition Award for professional working to end honour based violence (2015).

Named an "Unsung Hero" by New Week Pakistan 2019

Winner IKWRO True Honour Award 2015