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Chambers of Nick Goodwin QC
Harcourt Chambers


Mehvish specialises in children law and regularly represents all parties in both private and public law proceedings. Mehvish has a particular expertise in cases involving an international element and regularly appears in High Court proceedings brought under the Forced Marriage Act, inherent jurisdiction, cases involving international child abduction under The Hague Convention and Brussels IIR, stranded spouses and applications for leave to remove. Reported cases: Re B (a child) [2016] UKSC, F (Child’s Objections) (was Re N on appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022, AT v SS [2015] EWHC 2703 (Fam), Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam), J (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 1627, A (A child: Wardship: Fact Finding: Domestic Violence) [2015] EWHC 1598, Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam), J (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 1627 (Fam), A (A child: Wardship: Fact Finding: Domestic Violence) [2015] EWHC 1598 (Fam), Re M (Republic Of Ireland) (Child’s Objections) (Joinder Of Children As Parties To Appeal)  [2015] EWCA Civ 26, King (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 2964 (Fam), In re K (A Child) (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre Intervening)[2014] 2 WLR 1304, I (Wardship: Removal From Country of Habitual Residence [2014] EWHC 3163 (Fam), FB v IB [2014] EWHC 759, N v K (No.2) [2014] EWHC 507 (Fam), O v O [2014] 2 WLR 1213, N v K [2013] EWHC 2774 (Fam), FT and NT (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 850 (Fam), ML v KW and Anor [2013] EWHC 341 (Fam), N v A (Abduction from Pakistan) [2013] EWHC 3954 (Fam), MP v MH [2011] EWHC 3467 (Fam). In 2013 Mehvish received the Jordans Family Law ‘Young Barrister of the Year’ award.


Called 2008; Lincoln’s Inn. Hardwicke Scholarship (2007); Sir Thomas More Scholarship (2006). Publications of note: Immigration aspects of stranded spouse cases” International Family Law Summer 2012, “An Introduction to the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act for Immigration Practitioners” Tolley’s Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law summer 2010.


Conversational Urdu.




King’s College London, LLM, 2(1); University College London, LLM, Distinction.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Mehvish ChaudhryHarcourt ChambersTotally unfazed by any curveball thrown by judge, her own client or opponent in her cases. She is always very well prepared and thus able to argue her case fluently and with conviction.