Khatija Hafesji

Call 2016

BA (Cambridge),  MPhil (Oxford), GDL (City University), BPTC (City University)


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Khatija joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in 2017 following successful completion of her pupillage, and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

During her pupillage, Khatija sat with Azeem Suterwalla, Ronit Kreisberger, Brendan McGurk, and Rob Williams.

Before coming to the Bar, Khatija spent three years working as an advocate for children in care at the charity Coram Voice. She also undertook research and advisory work for the REES Centre of Fostering and Education at the University of Oxford, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and the British Library. Khatija volunteered with the charity IPSEA for two years, representing parents and carers at the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SENDist) Tribunal.

Khatija is currently the Senior Independent Trustee at Become (formerly the Who Cares? Trust), a charity which represents and supports children in care and care leavers.


  • Awards and Scholarships

    Phoenicia Scholarship, Bar European Group

    Major Scholarship, Inner Temple

    Vice Chancellor’s Civic Award, University of Oxford

    Albert Hourani Prize, University of Oxford

    Exceptional Achievement Award, King’s College Cambridge

    Khatija has been a scholar of the Hinduja Cambridge Trust and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India.

  • Languages

    Urdu (Advanced)

    Arabic (Intermediate)

    Gujarati (Intermediate)

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