Aliya joined PWW in 2017 as a paralegal in the Churches and Charities team, before undertaking her training contract with the firm and qualifying as a solicitor in June 2020. She sits in the Charity Property department and advises charity clients on all property matters. Aliya also handles immigration matters for our charity clients.

Recent Experience

  • Advising the trustees of a will settlement on the sale of a ground rent portfolio in north-west England. The portfolio includes close to three hundred properties, which are a mixture of freehold and leasehold, residential, commercial and bare land
  • Advising a religious charity on the sale of a disused chapel, including advice on property trusts, Charity Commission consent and unregistered land
  • Advising members of religious orders on changes to their immigration status as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.  

Employment History

  • Pothecary Witham Weld inc. Haslam & Payne Solicitors 2017- present
  • Unitedlex – Paralegal 2017
  • MDDUS – Legal Assistant 2016
  • RMPI LLP – Paralegal 2015-2016
  • Hodge Jones & Allen – Administrative Assistant 2014-2015


  • University of Law, LPC 2013-2015
  • College of Law, GDL 2012-2013
  • Goldsmiths, University of London BA (Hons) Sociology 2008-2011
Connect with Aliya


  • Aliya is a member of the Association of Women Solicitors. 


Aliya loves travelling, photography and music. She also volunteers for a charity which supports disadvantaged children in the northern province of Sri Lanka.