Meet The Team

Tahina Akther

Tahina is a specialist barrister and deals with both Chancery (Traditional & Commercial) and Family Finance law. Her ability is reflected by being recognised in the Legal 500.

Tahina has a particular interest in pensions and complex financial settlements arising from divorce and is a Contentious Trust and Probate specialist – a member of ACTAPS and the Chancery Bar Association.

With over 15 years’ experience, she has been described as “one to watch”, “excellent” with “superb client-handling skills”.

Tahina

Tahina is a robust advocate with a strong court presence. She combines specialist knowledge with expertise in the court room. Whatever the case, she is single-mindedly focused on a successful outcome and the promotion of her client’s best interests.

Membership & Accreditations

Chancery Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Associate member)
Western Circuit
Northern Circuit

Recent Notable Cases:

Hitachi Finance and others [2020]  Southampton County Court.

Successful in releasing/contesting from Personal Guarantees given as Directors of various companies.

C v B [2019]              RCJ High Court 

Successful for the Claimant in a Boundary dispute with further His Court injunctions.

B v B [2019]   Portsmouth CC

High net worth financial remedy acting for the husband. Settled at FDR

I v I [2019]  Bournemouth CC

Case involving Navy pension. Final hearing – acted for the wife.

Nwosu v Nwosu [2018]  RCJ High Court 

Reported case on the successful application under s50 as to the removal of an Executor from an Estate.

T v T [ 2018]  Manchester County Court 

Successful negotiation of a settlement following breach of a settlement agreement.

Mohammed Ali

Mohammed is a Barrister and specialises in Private Children Proceedings, Financial Settlement following Divorce, Civil Litigation and ToLATA.

He also has experience in other areas including Clinical Negligence, Chancery and Professional Negligence claims.

Mohammed qualified as an in-house counsel and continues to practice as one. His practice is unique in that he has Litigation Rights and sees a case from start to finish, unlike a traditional Barrister.

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Mohammed’s unique practice allows for continuity on cases, which allows for better results as he has greater insight into a case having been involved from the outset.

Membership & Accreditations

Member of Bar Council

Family Law Bar Association – Membership Pending

Recent Notable Cases:

Latif v Moxon (2020) Leeds County Court

Successfully act for a Defendant to set aside damages entered for the Claimant in a case going back to 2016. This case was based on allegations of fraud and false witness evidence. 

Private Children Proceedings Leeds Family Courts (2020)

Secured contact between a father and his children, in a case where father had not had any contact for over a year. In the proceedings, successfully persuaded the Court to dismiss all allegations of abuse.

Private Children Proceedings Leeds Family Courts (2020)

Demonstrated successfully that allegations presented by the mother to stop all contact between father and child were baseless, secured a Child Arrangements Order allowing for equal contact.

Private Children Proceedings Leeds Family Courts (2019)

Prolonged proceedings which spanned over 2 years. Successfully stopped an abusive father from securing a Child Arrangements Order following a 5 day Finding of Fact Hearing.

Financial Settlement following Divorce Leeds Family Court (2019)

The Husband was a Director of a company with assets in excess of £1 million, which included a significant inheritance. Successfully ringfenced the inheritance and demonstrated that the vast majority of the assets were accumulated following separation even though they lived under the same roof.

Private Children Proceedings Leeds Family Courts (2018)

Matter involved the abduction of children out of the jurisdiction, successful application made and enforced in the EU. The children were returned to the UK and contact re—established between the father and the children, despite allegations of historic abuse towards the mother.

Mudassir Ali

Mudassir is a Paralegal and specialises in Immigration Law.

Mudassir has several years of experience, dealing with applications both for ‘in country’ and ‘out of country’ residents. He has successfully obtained entry clearance visas and leave to remain for hundreds of clients.

He has also successfully challenged the Home Office at the tribunal when a visa or leave to remain has not been initially granted.

Mudassir Ali

His reputation is excellent, and this is reflected in the reviews that he has received.

Recent Notable Cases:

S and Home Office [2020]                   

Successful Discretionary Leave to Remain Application for a client, who was previously to be deported.

S and Home Office [2020] Immigration Tribunal, Bradford

Successfully appealed against the Home Office, in respect of Human Protection Grounds.

M and Home Office [2020] Immigration Tribunal, Bradford

Successfully appealed against the Home Office, in respect of a client who was seeking leave to remain based on his long residency in the UK.

W and Home Office [2019]

Successful Further Leave to Remain, for an overstayer.

A and Home Office [2019]

Successfully applied for an entry clearance visa based on marriage, where the applicant had previously been deported from the UK.

H and Home Office [2018]

Successfully applied for an entry clearance visa based on marriage, where the applicant was already in the UK but on an incorrect visa.

S and Home Office [2018]  Immigration Tribunal, Bradford

Successfully appealed against the Home Office, in respect of a client who had been detained as an overstayer. Further Leave to Remain was subsequently granted on Human Rights basis.

Kareemah Al’Hassan

Kareemah is a Solicitor with over 20 years of experience, having previously qualified as a Barrister in 1993.  

Kareemah specialises in Civil / Commercial Disputes and Probate matters.

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She has a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of civil / commercial disputes and regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants in complicated financial disputes.

Membership & Accreditations

The Law Society

Attorney at Law Trinidad & Tobago

Recent Notable Cases:

Kareemah was also a leading Intellectual Property/Trademark Attorney in the Caribbean before qualifying in the UK. Her international clients included: Kellogg’s Co., Nabisco International; SmithKline Beecham & Sissons Paints Ltd.

 

Kareemah acted in several opposition proceedings for Kellogg’s Co. including ‘FROOT LOOPS’ TM against Universal Cereals ‘‘FROOT OOO’S’’ trademark application; ‘’HONEY AND NUT’’ against a similar breakfast cereal TM by Nestle; ‘’ZUCARITAS’’ TM.

 

Kareemah was part of the legal team that was tasked with revising and reforming the existing domestic IP laws in line with the International WIPO standards.

 

Kareemah was also a regular contributor and commentator on IP Law with a weekly column in the Express Newspaper.

Richard Bannister

Richard is a specialist family law solicitor with over 7 years experience and represents clients in all types of family law issues including divorce, domestic violence and children matters between parents.

He handles all associated financial settlements as well as contact and residence arrangements for children.

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Richard is a member of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association). He prides himself on providing proactive, constructive and realistic advice from the start.

Membership & Accreditations

The Law Society

Resolution

Recent Notable Cases:

Leeds Family Court [2020]

Represented a father in non-molestation proceedings, which will in due course impact level of contact he will have with his children.

Mansfield Family Court [2020]

Represented husband in a lengthy marriage case where the wife was doing everything possible to ensure that the former matrimonial home should not be sold as she was living there with two adult sons.

Nottingham Family Court [2020]

Represented a mother seeking a variation contact order in respect of her child. She had been convicted of GBH against her daughter.

Nottingham Family Court [2019]

Represented a father who sought a residence order for child. The mother was dependent on drugs and alcohol.

Nottingham Family Court [2017]

Represented a father who was seeking contact with his 13-year-old son. The son was being pressurised by his mother not to have any contact with his father.

Rotherham Family Court [2014]

Represented a mother who was seeking contact and was in a relationship with a convicted rapist.

Mansfield Family Court [2014]

Represented a father seeking contact even though he was on the Sexual Offenders Register for having underage sex with a former partner.

Nadia Bano

Nadia is a Paralegal and specialises in Family Law.

Nadia has a number of years’ experience, dealing with all types of family law related matters. She specialises in children related applications and regularly acts for clients who are seeking residency or contact in respect of their children following the breakdown in their relationship.

Nadia

Nadia has received excellent feedback from clients and regularly has clients and other professionals recommending clients to her.

Recent Notable Cases:

Leeds Family Court  [2020]

Successfully represented a client in respect of seeking Occupation and Non-Molestation Order following the breakdown in her relationship.

Leeds Family Court  [2020]

Successfully represented a father in his application for contact, where mother was refusing any contact at all.

Leeds Family Court  [2020]

Successfully represented a client in her urgent application for a Prohibited Steps Order, after father absconded with a child.

Leeds Family Court  [2019]

Successfully represented a client in her urgent application for a Prohibited Steps Order, after constant threats by child’s father.

Sheffield Family Court  [2019]

Successfully represented a father seeking contact with his child, where mother had continuously tried to frustrate contact and had ignored previous court orders.

Derby Family Court  [2019]

Successfully represented a mother in respect of maternal grandmother’s application for adoption.

Kamran Hussain

Kamran is an award-winning solicitor with over 17 years’ experience in law. Kamran is the Managing Partner of Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors LLP.

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Kamran is a renowned criminal defence solicitor and has vast experience of dealing with serious criminal cases. He regularly appears at the police station, defending clients arrested for offences such as fraud, drugs, and serious violence.

Membership & Accreditations

Accredited Criminal Defence Solicitor

Recent Notable Cases:

R v L [2019]   –   Leeds Crown Court

Complex sexual abuse case involving defendants in a position of trust.

R v Z  [2018]    –   Leeds Crown Court

Attempted Murder of a homeless man stabbed multiple times.

R v K [2018]    –   Bradford Crown Court

Multiple Defendants charged with affray and other associated offences.

R v G [2017]    –    Leeds Crown Court

A teacher charged with historical sexual abuse.

R v A [2017]    –   Leeds Crown Court

Multiple Defendants charged with Section 18 Assault and Violent Disorder.

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir is a Solicitor Advocate and Heads the Crime Department.

Tahir has over 17 years’ experience in defending clients, facing very serious allegations. Tahir regularly defends clients at the police station and at courts. He has rights of audience at the crown court and has experience in dealing with serious fraud, organised crime, and sexual offences.

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He has an eye for detail and is robust in advancing the clients defence. He is known for his ability to challenge the evidence and ensures that all avenues are explored to achieve the best possible outcome.

Membership & Accreditations

Fraud and Crime:
Criminal Litigation Accredited
Higher Courts Rights – Criminal Law

Recent Notable Cases:

R v I [2019]  –  Snaresbrook Crown Court

Multi handed serious fraud, valued more than £35 million.

R v M [2019]  –  Inner London Crown Court

Multiple defendants charged with serious fraud involving an employee working at a bank.

R v M [2019]  –  Leeds Crown Court

Historical Sexual Grooming Offences, involving multiple complainants.

R v N [2019]  – Leeds Crown Court

Defendant charged with a Section 18 Assault on his partner.

R v B [2018]  –  Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester

Serious fraud with a value, in the region of £10 million.

R v H [2018]  –  Nottingham Crown Court

Multi handed drugs conspiracy, with a value of drugs exceeding a million pounds.

R v F [2018]  – Leeds Crown Court

Multiple defendants charged in respect of drugs and international fraud.

R v A [2016]  –  Bradford Crown Court

Multi handed E-bay fraud over a number of years.

R v C [2015]  –  Birmingham Crown Court

Multiple defendants charged with mortgage fraud.

R v F [2015]  – Manchester Crown Court

Multiple defendants charged with fraud relating to scam marriages and visa applications.

R v M [2015]  –  Leeds Crown Court

Multiple defendants charged with historic sexual offences.

R v A [2013]  –  Leeds Crown Court

Multiple complainants alleging sexual offences, spanning several years.

R v B [2013]  –  Leeds Crown Court

Multi handed kidnapping and drugs supply.

R v I [2012]  –  Leeds Crown court

Multi handed fraud involving fraudulent mortgage applications.

Wakash Waheed

Wakash is a Partner and Heads the Civil and Commercial Departments.

Wakash has wealth of experience in dealing with all types of civil / commercial disputes and regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants in complicated financial matters.

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Wakash has an excellent reputation in dealing with serious injury claims and high net value disputes. He has recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation for clients.

Membership & Accreditations

The Law Society

Recent Notable Cases:

T v Esure [2020]   –  Bradford County Court

Recovered compensation for the claimant in excess of £100,000 following a serious injury claim.

W & N v R W [2020]   –  Bradford County Court

Claimed the cost of replacement windows after claimant suffered as a result of defective windows installed by the Defendant. Recovered the complete cost of replacement windows.

A v HF [2019]  –  Huddersfield County Court

Recovered compensation for the claimant who was seriously injured at work resulting in fractures from a fall on a ladder.

S v S [2018] –  Bradford County Court

Successfully Defendant a Proprietary Estoppel Claim exceeding £100,000 and in doing so managed to obtain the Claimant, a beneficial interest in the property.

R v Aviva & Tradewise [2018]   –  Leeds County Court

Complex insurance motor claim involving multiple defendants. Successfully recovered all claimants’ losses.

M v ERS [2018]   –   Huddersfield County Court

Successfully claimed compensation for a minor travelling on a school bus.

B v E C [2017]   –   Scarborough County Court

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claim resulting from excessive exposure of noise through various employments.

DS v F&B [2017]   –  Leeds County Court

Recovered compensation for claimant who had suffered hand burns at work. Employer had failed to provide sufficient training.

Y v Zenith [2016]   –   Staines County Court

Successfully claimed compensation for claimant, in a claim where the defendant insurance alleged fraud.