Mehak Tariq

Mehak Tariq


I am an LLB graduate from SOAS university, looking to develop a successful career in Law. I am a confident and pro active individual who is a quick learner, have an attention to detail with strong problem solving skills. I enjoy interacting with people and working in an challenging environment. This is further complimented by good organisational skills and management of priorities achieved through my education pathway and work experiences to date.


Legal Work Experience

  • July -August 2017Farani Taylor Solicitors – Summer Internship           
    • Shadowing solicitors in immigration and asylum cases.
    • Using Ms Office packages for drafting of documents and preparation of court bundles.
    • Drafts for judicial review letters.
    • Applications for tier 1,2, 4, visa.
    • ILR, LLR applications as well as appendix FM and EEA and citizenship applications.
    • Developed confidence and communication skills through Initial interaction with clients and sit in with the case worker.


  • April 2016 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    • Successfully developed research skill by going through litigation legislation and mark out most relevant laws for presented case.
    • Presented the case independently to the senior associates with positive feedback.


  • April 2015Linklaters LLP   
    • Working as a part of team to present a successful moot.
    • Advocating, structuring and defending my arguments under pressure.
    • Developed strong presentation skills through mooting plea and mitigation.


  • February 2015 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
    • Working with a senior associate on mergers and acquisitions case.
    • Took part in mitigation meeting with the client.
    • Successfully performed data analysis and provided critical case information to senior associate.




Sep 2016 – Present          SOAS University of London                                                                                          LLB Honours degree – Second class Honours, upper                                                division (67%)


Sep 2014 – July 2016        Havering Sixth Form College                                                 

A-levels: Government and Politics (A) Sociology (B) Psychology (B) English Literature (C) Urdu (A)


Sep 2011 – July 2013         Sarah Bonnell School                                                                                                       GCSE’s: 13 A*-B including Maths and English  




  • English (Fluent)
  • Urdu and Punjabi (Native)
  • Hindi (Conversational)


Extra Curricular Activities

    • September 2018- Present

    Events Managing Director at The Pakistan Foundation

    • September 2017- July 2018

    President of Pakistan Society at SOAS

    • September 2012-2013

    Assistant head language ambassador


    • 2014- present

    Newham active volunteer

    • September 2017- Present
    • SOAS Badminton Team Player




  • November 2019-Present        5 Tan Chambers
  • November 2016                     SOAS Student Ambassador

                                                       This role allowed me to interact with various age groups in different tasks, allowing me to develop my communication                                                         skills; while also strengthening by leadership abilities. By being given the responsibility to lead and create workshops,                                                         it has in turn, also enhanced by confidence to work independently.


  • September-December 2017   Samsung Development Executive (In Store)

                                                        My main focus of this role was to drive store performance by conducting store meetings and reviewing sales                                                                       data. This has taught me key analytical skills as well as the ability to produce large amounts of data through                                                                       research. I was also responsible for maintaining the strength of the brand and products in my store through my                                                                   consistency.