Barristers

Aaqib Javed


Called: 2017

Summary

Aaqib commenced a family and public law pupillage at Chambers in September 2020.
Having previously worked as a family law paralegal, Aaqib understands the complexities that can emerge in any case whilst also recognising the importance of being approachable and solution-driven when interacting with his clients.
Aaqib recognises the value in giving back to the community and has taken on pro bono work in order to do so. As a volunteer at the National Centre for Domestic Violence, he has played a valuable role in assisting vulnerable clients as well as acting as a McKenzie Friend.
He also coaches and mentors students at his former secondary school in the Bar Mock Trial Competition. Aaqib sits on the Young Legal Aid Lawyers Committee and assists with campaigns and events targeted towards advocating on behalf of aspiring social welfare lawyers. He has recently developed his own mentoring programme which focuses on providing advice to students undertaking the BPTC.

Memberships

Justice First Fellow
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit)
Family Law Bar Association
Lincoln’s Inn

Education

Law (LLB) – Leeds Metropolitan University – First Class Honours – 2013
International Development Law and Human Rights (LLM)- The University of Warwick- Merit- 2015
Bar Professional Training Course – City University London- Very Competent- 2016

Languages

Kashmiri (Native)
Urdu (Intermediate)

Interests

Having lived in Texas, Aaqib is an ardent follower of all things American Football. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Russian literature (in its translated form!).