Daw Phar Hmee is remembered for being the first Burmese woman to become a barrister in 1925.
Born in 1902, she was the eldest daughter of a well respected civil servant in Rangoon. After studying at University College, Rangoon, Phar Hmee came to London, to study for the Bar. In 1924, she applied to become a student at the Inner Temple. Phar Hmee was called to the Bar in 1925.