Ayesha is a highly respected award-winning solicitor with more than 20 years of experience in the legal field. She runs her own law firm in Manchester which covers areas of law including personal injury, family law, criminal injuries compensation and civil litigation. She is acclaimed for providing clear, no-nonsense advice when it comes to divorce, child contact and domestic abuse in particular. Her practice has seen an increase in these cases during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She has successfully transferred her legal skills of interviewing, analysing and reporting into TV presenting.
Ayesha recently co-presented Crime, Are We Tough Enough?, a five-part series for BBC One. In the programmes Ayesha examined why many believe the criminal justice system has broken down. Ayesha, who has represented many victims of crime advocated a tougher system with longer sentences, harsher prison environments and increased police powers to restore law and order back on our streets. Utilising her vast experience she interviewed victims, ex-villains, prison officers, doctors and spent time with police on the front line. The programme was a widespread ‘pick of the week’ in the press.
Ayesha combines a warm and empathetic interviewing style with pursuing the truth; cross examining and grilling interviewees.
Ayesha has made guest appearances on BBC Breakfast, The Victoria Derbyshire Show and Sky News. She has written articles for numerous publications and blogs. She has her own live call in show on a local radio station where she gives legal advice.
In 2019 she was a winner at The Law Society’s Excellence Awards, Best Business Women Awards and The English Asian Awards.
Ayesha is proud of her working class heritage having grown up in Manchester. As a Pakistani Muslim woman, she is strong in her faith and commitment to the issues that affect ethnic minorities.