Khadija Ali

Khadija Ali

Called to the Bar: 2006


Khadija practices civil and commercial law, and in particular international commercial litigation and arbitration. From her time practising at chambers in London she has a background in employment, family, public and international law. Khadija is an experienced trial advocate and has a good understanding of cases with a foreign element and those involving an interplay with different areas of law. She is a fervent advocate of women’s rights.

Previously, Khadija practised at a law firm in the United Arab Emirates where she handled a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution matters. She regularly advised and represented clients in arbitration proceedings and before the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (the “DIFC Courts).

Khadija also sat on a committee of the DIFC Courts and assisted in drafting the Courts’ rules relating to cost orders. She received an Honourable Mention at the DIFC Courts’ first Access to Justice Awards in October 2012, for her dedication and commitment to the Court’s Pro Bono Programme.

Khadija is a regular contributor to dispute resolution publications in the region and is also a member of the editorial board of the Arab Law Quarterly. Khadija is a Legal 500 EMEA recommended dispute resolution practitioner.