Maarij is a Barrister (unregistered), having recently completed the Bar course with an “overall Outstanding”. Her legal journey began in 2017 when she started LLB Honours Degree with the University of London, and secured multiple distinctions, including a World Distinction in Commercial Law. She then went on to complete the Bar Training course and Masters in law. Prior to joining SAJ Legal Solicitors, Maarij worked at the Office of the Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan and several reputable international law firms. Maarij also taught Jurisprudence and Legal theory in a reputable law school. Maarij has received a number of awards and honours. She received the “Academic Excellence Award” from the University of London and “Achievement Award” from Women Lawyers Forum, Pakistan. Maarij also received a scholarship for her Bar Training course. Maarij regularly attends training for professional development. She has completed advocacy training with the Western Circuit, training on trial advocacy and International law by the United States Department of Justice and training on intellectual property law by the University of Pennsylvania. Having participated and won many international and national moot Competitions and Model United Nations Conferences, Maarij now regularly adjudicates moots and Model UN conferences, including Philip C. Jessup International Moot Competition. Maarij is a social activist and writes for national newspapers in Pakistan and speaks publicly on social issues on media. Maarij is interested in politics and philosophy, and enjoys nature, poetry, and socialising.