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Aisha Anwar

Portobello High School, Edinburgh SheriffJudiciary of Scotland


Aisha was born in Pakistan before her family moved to Scotland. She attended  Portobello High School in Edinburgh where she became School Dux and went on to study Law at Edinburgh and Oxford Universities. Aisha then began a traineeship with a large Scottish firm and proceeded to make remarkable progress in her legal career. Within a few years, she was dealing with highly complex business disputes and had become a  Partner with an international law firm.

Aisha has also lectured to university law students, written many articles and spoken widely on a wide range of legal topics.

In 2011, she was appointed as a Sheriff and now focuses largely on her judicial work.  During her career fellow lawyers have  described Aisha as “brilliant” and “sensitive”, and her preparation for court as “second to none”.


Sheriff Anwar – Case Study