Maaha is a paralegal in the Citizenship and Immigration Department. She assists with a broad range of citizenship and immigration matters.
Maaha graduated with a BA in Law and an MPhil in Criminology from St John's College, University of Cambridge. As part of her MPhil, she researched the experiences of young foreign national offenders and was funded by the Aziz Foundation and McMahon Law Studentship at Cambridge. Her BPTC at City Law School was also funded by the McMahon Law Studentship. At university, Maaha was a Researcher for the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner for Refugees, Redress and Human Dignity Trust, where she examined state breaches of human rights. She also represented immigrants in the social security tribunal.
Before joining Payne Hicks Beach, Maaha worked as a caseworker in the legal team of a charity representing young prisoners in public and criminal law cases, some of whom were foreign nationals. She also worked as a caseworker in Parliament, assisting constituents in deportation cases. Maaha is due to commence pupillage at Garden Court Chambers in October 2022