Pakistan’s very own Barrister Zahrah Sehr Vayani has become the first female to be elected at Lincoln’s Inn.
Based on centuries of tradition and the needs of the modern world, Lincoln’s Inn is an inclusive and diverse professional inclusive community that aims to achieve the highest standards in its service delivery and operations.
Moreover, it supports the rule of law and the effectiveness of the Bar through education, scholarships, qualification and other services. Also manages and uses its historic estate in the heart of London for the benefit of members, tenants, residents, external customers and the wider public.
Bar Representation Committee Elections were held this year. The community announced the winners of the election, including Barrister Zahrah Vayani.
during an interview with a local publication, she shared:
“I am a barrister at law from Lincoln’s Inn, from where the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, too, had passed his law exams,”
About the elections, she explained that they take place annually for a four-year tenure. “This time it was unprecedented as 19 people, including men and women, from all over the world ran in the same category where some six were to be elected this time and over 1,300 voted for their candidates online,” she said.
Vayani runs her own law firm – Zahra S. Vayani & Associates, she practices (not limited to) employment, family, property, human rights, criminal, banking and intellectual property law. Moreover, Vayani is also he founding member and CEO of the Women Lawyers Association.
The term for the six successful candidates will start in January 2023 and end in December 2026.
Student members are required to complete ten compulsory qualifying sessions, during a period of no more than five years, ending on the date on which that person is called to the Bar. All qualifying sessions must be educational and collegiate and complement the Bar Training Course.
The Inn’s qualifying sessions fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Ethics, Standards and Values
- Advocacy Skills
- Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing
Reportedly, it is now a requirement that all students complete at least one session from each of these categories and these two interactive qualifying sessions must be completed. Booking priority for interactive qualifying sessions is given to those who are currently studying the Bar Course.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their interactive sessions during their Bar Course as it may be difficult to secure places at these events at a later stage. The Inn will no longer hold online interactive qualifying sessions.
We cannot wait for Zahrah Vayani to make Pakistan more proud as she continues on this path.
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