Zainab is a Trainee Solicitor currently in her final seat with PWW, sitting in the Private Client team. She joined the firm as a Paralegal in 2019 before starting her training contract. As a Paralegal, she sat in the property team, assisting with a wide range of property work including residential conveyancing, lease extensions, charity property and commercial sales and purchases.

During her training contract, she has undertaken seats in the Churches & Charities, Property and Dispute Resolution teams.

Recent Experience

– Church and Charities seat:

  • Assisting with charity registrations
  • Preparing pre-merger vesting declarations for charitable incorporated organisations
  • Supporting fee earners with charity property transactions, including first registrations and buying and selling of land held on charitable trusts
  • Assisting clients with immigration work, including applying to the Home Office for Tier 2 visas in respect of overseas workers of UK based religious organisations
  • Participating in webinars and presentations in collaboration with organisations such as One Westminster, the FSI and the Small Charities Coalition
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Employment History

  • Pothecary Witham Weld inc. Haslam & Payne Solicitors – Trainee Solicitor June 2020 to present
  • Pothecary Witham Weld – Paralegal 2019 – 2020
  • The Law Society – Technical Co-ordinator 2018-2019
  • Belmont and Lowe – Legal Assistant 2016-2018


  •  University of Law, LLM LPC 2017-2019
  • City University of London, LLB 2013-2016


Zainab enjoys painting, calligraphy and blogging. She has spent time as a volunteer at Citizens Advice Westminster and participated in pro-bono representation in an Environmental Law Clinic. Zainab is an editor at The Student Lawyer and currently volunteers at STRIVE mentoring aspiring solicitors.