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Yasmin Chawdhery

  • Year of call: 2005



Yasmin Chawdhery has been practising as a barrister in Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law and Human Rights Law for over 13 years now. As soon she completed the Bar course in London, Yasmin was offered a pupillage at a prestigious Chambers in the centre of London: 14 Gray's Inn Square. At 14 Gray's Inn Square, Yasmin built up a strong practice in Family Law and Immigration Law.

In 2009, during her time at the UK Bar, Yasmin was headhunted by a high profile law firm in Los Angeles, California, called Howarth and Smith, where she was offered a job in International Law due to her impressive record both academically and as a practising barrister. All of the partners at Howarth and Smith are Harvard graduates. Yasmin accepted this offer in LA and in 2009 she was able to work in an LA law firm and later become a qualified attorney in America. During her time in LA, Yasmin worked on extremely high profile cases such as suing the Iranian government for 28 million dollars. In addition to this, Yasmin also qualified as a Foreign Legal Consultant in America. 

Articles that Yasmin has written detailing her time in LA can be found here:


Yasmin has received a number of awards and they are as follows:

1. Awarded the highest mark/grade in Advanced Level Law (A Level Law) in England. Appeared in the national newspapers the following day (2000)

2. Awarded a prize for Outstanding Performance in Advanced Level Law (A Level Law) (2000)

3. Awarded a prize for Outstanding Performance in Advanced Level Politics (A Level Politics) (2000)

4. Awarded a prize for Outstanding Performance in Advanced Level English Literature (A Level English Literature) (2000)

5. Achieved a First Class in the following subjects: Intellectual Property and Copyright Law, Family Law, Public Law and Constitutional Reform, and Employment Law (2004)

6. Appeared in the top 5% at The University of Manchester, England (2004)

7. Lord Denning Scholarship Award of £5000 awarded by The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn (2004)

8. International Grant of £2500 awarded by The General Council of the Bar of England (2011)

Reported Cases

Professional Memberships & Publications

Starting Your Own Law Firm: IFILA, Future Lawyer Magazine, 2014, by Yasmin Chawdhery 

Family Affairs, LA Law & Beyond, by Yasmin Chawdhery, Lincolns Inn Review 2013

From Gray’s Inn to Malibu: travelling the world with your law, Future Lawyer Magazine, 2012, by Yasmin Chawdhery

International Bar Association Conference: Dubai by Yasmin Chawdhery, Family Affairs Magazine , 2012

The Dynamics of the Family Bar by Yasmin Chawdhery and Angela Melville (2007)

Forced Marriages (April 2014 - currently being written for David Chaplin, Editor of Family Affairs Weekly)