Rehab Jaffer

Year of Call: 2019

"I have found Rehab to be friendly and approachable, and excellent with clients. She is also extremely knowledgeable and has a formidable eye for detail, and offers good feedback/support to those instructing her."

Solicitor Client, 2023

"Rehab is friendly and professional. She is excellent with clients and ensures they are well-advised and informed throughout the hearing and even after the hearing. She is also extremely knowledgeable and offers support to those instructing her."

Solicitor Client, 2023

"Rehab is calm and professional, which are qualities that put clients at ease. Her advice is clear and easy to understand, and she makes clients feel well supported throughout the court process."

Solicitor Client, 2023


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Rehab has a broad public law and civil liberties practice and is regularly instructed in conducting civil litigation. She brings her extensive international legal experience into her asylum and human rights practice and also accepts instruction in all aspects of family law.

Family Law

Rehab is regularly instructed in all aspects of family law. She has extensive experience representing individuals in private children applications, and care proceedings in the family court and high court, whether for the Local Authority, parents, or children, separately represented or through their Children's guardian.

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Immigration Law

Rehab appears before the FTT IAC representing vulnerable trafficking and sexual abuse victims on a regular basis. She often uses her experience in family law across asylum and human rights cases involving women and children, and provides advice to parties, local authorities or guardian's ad litem on how to resolve immigration problems, whether for parents or for minors. She is also expanding her practise in advising in family proceedings concerning immigration and nationality issues, as well as international adoptions, international surrogacy arrangements, transnational care and child placement arrangements.

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Court of Protection

Rehab is developing a broad Court of Protection practice open to instruction from family members, NHS Trusts and particularly the Official Solicitor, including in: deprivation of liberty cases, section 21A applications, and cases dealing with complex care and transition plans.

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Public Law

Rehab is available for instruction on behalf of individuals, charities and other organisations in public law claims in a range of contexts, including: immigration, detention, trafficking, community care, children's rights and criminal justice cases. She acts at all levels and frequently deals with urgent cases raising complex human rights issues. Rehab’s clients are often children or vulnerable adults, including those with additional health or education needs, or those subject to immigration control.

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Prior to commencing pupillage, Rehab worked as a judicial assistant to Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, conducting legal research, and drafting bench memoranda and media statements on high-profile judgments.

She was also employed as a paralegal on the Infected Blood Inquiry. Whilst employed in those capacities, Rehab drafted fact-finding reports into alleged state abuse for the international NGO, Accountability Unit.

In addition, she worked as a research consultant for the UK People’s Uyghur Tribunal to Investigate China’s Alleged Genocide and Crimes against Humanity.

Rehab has been employed as a paralegal at Slater and Gordon, during which time she assisted in briefing counsel on catastrophic injury claims.

Rehab has also interned at EHRAC, the UN-ICTY and the UN-MICT, and she has volunteered for the Prisoners' Advice Service, Release, Amicus ALJ, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, ChildLine, and CAAT UK.

Training and Seminars

Rehab has organised and spoken at a number of legal webinars and events. Most notably, she has arranged and hosted an event on the legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in the conflict in Yemen.


  • Queen Mother Scholar, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Advocacy Award, BPP University
  • First Runner Up Award, Guru Nanak Bar Social Mobility Scholarship
  • Honorary Member of the European Society of International Law
  • University of Liverpool Scholar’s Award


  • The University of Liverpool, LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws (1st Class)
  • Leiden University, LLM Master of Laws in Public International Law
  • BPP University, Bar Professional Training Course

Professional Membership

  • Accountability Unit, Independent Consultant
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association, Former Executive Committee
  • Network of International Law Students, Board Member
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers, Member
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Member & Scholar

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