Barrister Shabnam Ishaque is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan. She graduated with B.Sc. Honors and studied law from the College of Law of England and Wales, London. After qualifying as a Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, she began legal practice in Commercial Law. She also holds an LL.M in International Trade and Commercial Law from University of Durham, UK.
She served as a Federal Officer of the Government of Pakistan upon being selected through the Central Superior Services of Pakistan Examinations. Her primary teaching areas are Land Law, Equity and Trust, Contract Law, Public Law and Family Law. She is also a Dissertation Supervisor and presently is the Director of the University of London International Programmes at Pakistan College of Law. Her research papers on “Shareholder Liability in context of Pakistan”, “Childrens Right to Identity” and Liability of Parent Companies for the obligations of their Subsidiaries”, have been published in the Pakistan Law Review. Her paper on “Islamic Principles on Adoption” was published in the Oxford University Press International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 2008. She is also the Editor of the chapter on Islamic Adoption in the text book Islamic Family Law, a publication of Sweet and Maxwell. Her paper on Islamic Principals on Adoption was also included in the ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW SERIES, an Edward Elgar publication, 2012.