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Prior to joining chambers, Ghazala worked as an immigration tribunal representative and caseworker for several years, gaining extensive experience in a wide variety of immigration matters including deportation, human rights and asylum cases. She has been involved in both appeals and applications for judicial review.

She also has experience of education law and has represented parents before Independent Review Panel hearings seeking admission for their child into a particular school, as well as representing schools opposing admission for reasons such as infant size prejudice.

Ghazala has worked on some serious and complex criminal matters whilst working as a paralegal including the 21/7 London bombing case and R v Jalil and Others (2006) under the supervision of Edward Rees QC of Doughty Street Chambers and Jo Sidhu QC of 25 Bedford Row.  Ghazala has a particular interest in the Terrorism Prevent Strategy and has worked with local councils, schools and the police force in relation to this.

She has experience of family law and has appeared as a solictor’s representative in a range of family law cases, particularly child arrangement matters and cases where domestic violence was an issue.  Most recently she worked on the case of NN v AS and Others [2018] EWHC 2973 (Fam), a case dealing with beneficial ownership of UK assets following an Egyptian financial settlement

Ghazala is committed to helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged and is regularly involved in pro bono work. She has volunteered for the Citizens Advice Bureau and worked for the Free Representation Unit. She has also played an integral part in initiatives helping vulnerable members of the community, often through the aid of her multilingual skills, as a speaker of Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Ghazala holds a first class degree in law and completed the Bar at the Inns of Court School of Law (City University).