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Srishti Suresh

Barrister

About Me

Srishti is developing a practice in all areas of family law, and accepts instructions in public and private children matters, as well as matrimonial finance and TOLATA cases.

She has a particularly strong academic background in cases and policy work with sensitive cultural and international considerations. She has assisted NGOs on the subject of FGM and forced marriage, and has published a tripartite article in Family Law (May, June, and July 2020) titled ‘the welfare assessment in radicalisation cases under the Children Act 1989: to what extent do race and gender influence judicial intervention in the family home?’

Srishti is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace. She is a member of the founding committee of Bridging the Bar, an organisation launched in 2020 to provide work experience, academic training, and mentorship to Bar aspirants from underrepresented communities.

Srishti read Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. She then completed the LL.M Legal Practice (Barristers) course, integrating the BPTC (Very Competent) with a masters dissertation (Distinction), on which she discussed the consequences to practitioners of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) v Secretary of State for International Development [2018] UKSC 32.

Srishti then studied an LL.M in Law and Gender at SOAS University of London, winning the prize for the highest marked dissertation across the Master of Laws cohort. She developed her dissertation into a group of publications. She was also a Senior Editor at the SOAS Law Journal.

Srishti completed her pupillage at Coram Chambers under the supervision of Michael Horton, Sima Kothari, and Shiva Ancliffe, assisting counsel on Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30, Akhter v Khan [2020] EWCA Civ 122, and Re C (Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage: Fact Finding) [2019] EWHC 3449 (Fam).

BA (Jurisprudence) – University of Oxford

LL.M Legal Practice (Distinction), BPTC (Very Competent) – BPP Law School

LL.M Law and Gender – SOAS University of London

LL.M Taught Prize for Best Overall Dissertation

Awards and scholarships

BPP Law School, Advocacy Scholarship

Royal Society of Arts, Fellowship

Languages

French

Tamil

Hindi

Memberships

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Family Law Bar Association
Liberty

Articles

The welfare assessment in radicalisation cases under the Children Act 1989: to what extent do race and gender influence judicial intervention in the family home? Part I [2020] Fam Law 605

The welfare assessment in radicalisation cases under the Children Act 1989: to what extent do race and gender influence judicial intervention in the family home? Part II [2020] Fam Law 730

The welfare assessment in radicalisation cases under the Children Act 1989: to what extent do race and gender influence judicial intervention in the family home? Part III [2020] Fam Law 899

A “major overhaul” of family courts to protect domestic abuse victims… or a re-branding exercise? ((co-author Hannah Gomersall) (Family Law Week, 6 July 2020)

Chambers Awards

Chambers UK Bar
Leading Set 2020

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The Legal 500
Leading Set 2020

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Family Law Awards
Shortlisted 2019 Awards

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