Ayesha Zia

Ayesha Zia

Senior Associate

+971 4 4228410



Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Agency and Franchising
  • Family Law
  • Inheritance
  • Disputes


  • Master of Laws (LLM) - International Dispute Resolution – Queen Mary University of London (September 2022, Ongoing)
  • Bar Professional Training Course – Cardiff University, United Kingdom - 2016
  • Diploma in International Arbitration – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 2015
  • Certificate in Oil & Gas Law – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 2014
  • Bachelors in Law - University of London (External Programme) - 2013


  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Summary Profile

Ayesha is a Senior Associate in the Arbitration Department at Dr. Mahmood Hussain Advocates & Legal Consultancy LLC (MHLF). Prior to her move, during her employment with MHLF, Ayesha was working with our commercial/corporate department has been actively involved in various aspects of the Firms’ practice and is a key member of the team as evidenced by her involvement in matters pertaining to Construction industry, Corporate advisory, Tenancy disputes, Employment matters, Family disputes, etc. Having done her Bar-at-Law, Ayesha is also well-versed in the English Law and is well cognizant of the English Civil and Criminal Procedure. During her employment in Malaysia, Ayesha honed her Legal Skills by working under the umbrella of some well-established names in the Legal Sector. She undertook various roles ranging from a Legal Researcher to Legal Associate rendering her services in exchange of some valuable mentorship. Ayesha attained her Bar Qualification from Cardiff University in 2016 where she received comprehensive training in Civil and Criminal Advocacy, Legal Drafting, Legal Opinion Writing and the like. In addition to her Bar Qualification, Ayesha also possesses two Postgraduate Certificates i.e., a Diploma in International Arbitration and a Postgraduate Certificate in Oil & Gas.


Ayesha has obtained ample knowledge and experience in various fields of the UAE Law, with a focus on, corporate and commercial advisory, and matters concerning construction and real estate, employment, agency and franchising, family law, inheritance and disputes concerning various areas of law including without limitation, the aforementioned fields. In addition to being a member of the Corporate Department at MHLF, Ayesha also works closely with the litigation team of the firm.

Focus Area

Ayesha has experience in a wide range of fields of UAE Law, with specific focus on construction and real estate matters allowing her to regularly advice clients on the same.