Aliya S



Aliya joined the firm in 2017 as a paralegal with the Churches and Charities team, before starting her training contract with the firm in 2018. She is currently sitting in the Property team. She has completed a combined seat in Private Client and Church and Charities and is due to complete her training contract in June 2020.

Recent Experience

Dispute Resolution seat:

  • Assisting individuals and charities on disputes and employment matters
  • Attending county court and tribunal hearings
  • Employment disputes relating to unfair dismissal and discrimination
  • Property disputes relating to eviction and possession claims
  • Trustee disputes relating to passing off claims
  • Personal injury settlements

Churches and Charities seat:

  • Assisting with charity registrations
  • Supporting fee earners with charity property transactions, including first registrations, advice on property trusts 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 on behalf of overseas members of UK based religious organisations

Private Client:

  • Assisting with drafting wills
  • Assisting with probate applications and estate administration
  • Assisting with applications for powers of attorney
  • Assisting with Court of Protection matters


Aliya is a member of Association of Women Solicitors.

Employment history

  • Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors (2017- present)
  • Unitedlex (2017) Paralegal
  • MDDUS (2016) Legal Assistant
  • RMPI LLP (2015-2016) Paralegal
  • Hodge Jones & Allen (2014-2015) Administrative Assistant


  • University of Law, LPC (2013-2015)
  • College of Law, GDL (2012-2013)
  • Goldsmiths, University of London BA (Hons) Sociology (2008-2011)


Aliya loves travelling, photography and music. She also volunteers for a charity which supports disadvantaged children in the northern province of Sri Lanka.


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