Camilla Khawaja

Lawyer/Lecturer In Law

Becoming the Women’s Lawyer had been my goal for several years. With the recent changes in the legal system and to legal aid entitlement, which affect women’s issues in the main, I decided in October 2012, it was time to offer legal advice, guidance and support to those most in need thereby providing a unique service where each and every client felt their care was paramount.

I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998 by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, after graduating with a Masters in International and Comparative Law. I began lecturing Law at University College London in 1999 and continued my academic career for a further 10 years at the University of Westminster.

With over fifteen years experience of lecturing and advising clients on varying areas of law I set up the legal consultancy, The Women’s Lawyer (TWL), with the fundamental aim of assisting women with an affordable and approachable service. Speaking from both personal and professional experience, I am in a position to help those whom may otherwise not seek the advice or guidance of a lawyer.
Legalese Being Lost In

Legalese Being Lost In Translation

Whilst I appreciate the law need be as authoritative as possible thereby requiring the use of ritualistic formal and even archaic language, we must find a way of simplifying matters such that those whom can't afford lawyers but need the support of the law and access to justice, find a way to it without becoming lost in translation.
24/02/2015 12:19 GMT
Not Tesco Law But Law In

Not Tesco Law But Law In Tesco

It is crucially important to me the shrouds of mystery which surround the legal system are broken down; it is my opinion the law need be far more accessible, clearer in language and style, ultimately more user friendly.
18/02/2015 11:26 GMT
Divorce And Finding Faith Crying Over Spilt

Divorce And Finding Faith Crying Over Spilt Milk

The connotations attached to the title of single parent were an albatross around my neck, how could I fight the world I had always known and make for a new one? Why do the cultural norms outweigh the religious, and which does one tackle first?
01/04/2013 18:11 BST