Year of Call: 2017

Barrister at Law [Call 2017]
Direct public access accredited
Litigation extension accredited

Dr. Ilahi accepts instructions in all aspects of family law including divorce, financial settlement disputes, concealment of assets, domestic violence and child arrangement matter; immigration, nationally and asylum law; civil litigation including personal injury, employment law, commercial litigation, professional negligence, contractual and property disputes, landlord and tenant matters; and income tax, capital gain, VAT & duties tax.

Before joining the Bar, Dr. Ilahi qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 and was also called to bar in 2017 after qualifying as Barrister. He completed his PhD in law in 2012 from University of London. He specialises in legislative policy analysis, legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. He has worked as Director Sir William Dale Legislative Drafting Clinic and Executive Editor of IALS Student Law Review at University of London. He has previously worked as Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate in Pakistan and practiced as an Advocate of High Courts. He has been Associate Research Fellow (2013-2019) at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London. He has supervised and examined PhD students in their viva. He is currently peer reviews academic articles for different international journals and work as examiner for PhD students.

He has also appeared as a qualified expert on laws and society of Pakistan in different courts in United Kingdom.



– Statutory Interpretation” Study Guide for Distant Learning LL.M. Programme, Queen Marry
University of London (2015)
– Legislative Drafting in Plain Urdu Langauge for Islamic Republic of Paksitan, a Question of
Complex Intricacies”, European Journal of Law Reform (Kulewar Law International) 3, no. 16 (2014):
– Legal Battles and War against Terrorists: Pakistan Protection Act, 2014″; The London Post,
7 July, 2014: http://thelondonpost.net/legal-battles- and-war- against-terrorists- pakistan-protection- act-
– Protection of Pakistan Act, 2014″; Pakistan Observer, 18 July, 2014;
http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=247472#.U8kL3s-Ry2E – Legislative Transplant of Single Member Company in Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
Anomalies in the Companies Ordinance, 1984.” Statute Law Review (Oxofrd University Press), (2013)
34 (1): 95-100
– Linguistic Disharmony, National Language Authority and Legislative Drafting in Islamic
Republic of Pakistan”, European Journal of Law Reform (Kulewar Law International) 4, no. 15 (2013):
– Rule of Ordinance in Islamic Republic of Pakistan: A Question of Arbitrary Legislative Endowment.”
European Journal of Law Reform (Kulewar Law International) 14, no. Sir William Dale Issue (2012):
– Unsuitable Legislative Pluralism of Law of Single Member Company and the Legislation on
Multi-Member Corporations in Islamic Republic of Pakistan.” The Company Lawyer (Sweet & Maxwell
(Thomson Reuters)) 33, no. 11 (November 2012): 360-362
– Literature Review: Methodology, Techniques and procedures used for law reforms in
Pakistan. [This is project being undertaken by Mr. Jonathan P Teasdale who is compiling the research
work (literature review on law reforms) being done by numerous experts around the world in relation to
their local jurisdictions.]
– Drafting a Model Anti-Slavery Legislation in co-ordination with Anti-Slavery International,
– Analysis and Advice relating to question of Ministerial Responsibility to President of Senate,
Grenada in view of the Judgment of Privy Council Appeal No. 29 of 2000 titled Jennifer Gairy V. The
Attorney General of Grenada
– Advising the drafting office of Republic of Rwanda upon a piece of subsidiary legislation for
publication of Rwandan laws by Electronic Means
– “Structuring a PhD Thesis” at IALS, 23 February 2017
– “How to Complete PhD in three years” at IALS, 12 February 2016
– “The Difference between Description and Analysis” at IALS, 8 April 2015
– “Drafting Lacunas of Indus Basin Water Treaty”, Seminar on Pakistan India Relations:
London Institute of South Asian Studies, 07th July 2014
– “Interfaith Harmony”, Karwan-e- Fikr, held at Guest Halls in House of Lord, London, U.K. 12th
June 2014
– “Mandatory Reporting of Child Sex Abuse”, held in IALS on 10th December 2013
– “What I wished I had known when I started my PhD”, a presentation to current Ph.D. students
at IALS on 8th May 2013
– “Plain Language Movement” held during summer course of legislative drafters in Sir William
Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, IALS 16th May 2012
– “Plain Language Movement for Writing of Statutes: Issues for Multilingual Jurisdictions” held
in IALS, on 2nd April 2012
– Applied Methodology: Legislation & Law Reforms: A Case Study of Pakistan held in IALS,
London, on 9th March 2010
English (Professional), Punjabi (native), Urdu (Fluent), Hindi (Conversational)