Meet The Team

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.

Kareemah

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.

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.

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 [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.

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.

Anita Khuram

Anita is an experienced Immigration and Family Solicitor.

 

Anita has many years of extensive experience in dealing with both personal and business immigration matters. She has an excellent record in both securing legal status for her clients and for robustly challenging decisions of the Home Office. 

 

Anita has dealt with Family Law matters including securing child contact following a breakdown of a relationship.   

ANITA KHURAM

Anita comes highly recommended from not only clients, but fellow legal professionals, who have been impressed with her ability to understand the law and use this to obtain successful outcomes. 

Membership & Accreditations:

Law Society 

Recent Notable Cases:

A and Home Office [2020]

Successfully appealed against the SSHD’s decision to refuse A’s EEA application on the Surinder Sigh route. 

Leeds Family Court [2020]

Represented a father in non-molestation proceedings, which will impact type of contact father has with children in due course.  

Leeds Family Court [2020]

Represented a husband in a Divorce matter where the other partner was refusing to acknowledge the divorce application. 

S and Home Office [2020]

Successfully obtained leave to Remain for an overstayer on the basis of his relationship with his British partner and his British daughter. 

Leeds Family Court [2019]

Represented a father who sought contact with his children where the mother was refusing any type of contact. 

K and Home Office [2019]

Successfully obtained Entry Clearance visa as a spouse for K based on his marriage to her British Wife, who had complex self-employment history. 

H and Home Office [2019]

Successfully obtained Discretionary leave to remain for applicant who was an overstayer, on the basis of her British husband’s ongoing medical issues

F and Home Office [2018]

Successfully obtained Entry Clearance visa on the grounds of the applicant’s marriage to her British husband. 

Kim Lee

Kim Lee is a Solicitor Advocate. He specialises in criminal defence, military law including Court Martials, and regulatory law.

 

Kim has 28 years’ experience in defending clients, facing very serious allegations. He has represented and continues to represent clients in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Court Martials, Coroners’ Court Inquests, and in police stations and magistrates courts across the country.

Kim Lee Barrister

Kim is an energetic, experienced, determined, versatile and resourceful advocate. He has extensive experience, with empathy and understanding for people from all walks of life.

Membership & Accreditations

Law Society
Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA)
Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (SRA)
Higher Rights (Crime) (SRA)

Recent Notable Cases:

AW-v- Chief Constable of Nottingham Constabulary [2020] Nottingham Crown Court

Successfully applied to remove a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

AU v R [2020] – Derby Crown Court

Successfully appealed against driving conviction and as a result disqualification overturned.

AH v R [2019] – Court of Appeal

Successfully appealed against a sentence of 4 years for burglary offences. Sentence reduced to 3 years as a result.

R v HW [2019] – Leicester Crown Court

Represented a Defendant in possession with intent to supply drugs. Defendant given a suspended sentence of imprisonment, with community order requirements and nominal confiscation order.

R v MC [2019] – Leicester Crown Court

Represented a Defendant in possession of indecent images. Defendant given a Community Order with a requirement to attend Sexual Offenders Programme.

R v JT [2018] – Leicester Crown Court

Represented a Defendant charged with a Section 18 Assault. A single punch causing two bleeds to the brain.

Army v RP [2018] – Colchester Military Court Centre

Enlisted soldier retains his position as a private after a guilty plea and written basis for an offence of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline.

RSPCA-v- KS [2018] – Leicester Magistrates Court

Represented a Defendant accused of causing unnecessary suffering to horses.

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.

Afsana Shaukat

Afsana is a specialist family law solicitor with significant experience in representing parents and grandparents as both Applicants and Respondents in children law proceedings and financial proceedings.

 

Afsana provides sensitive, yet robust representation and adopts a practical, proactive approach to each case, ensuring that her clients are given thorough and realistic advice from the very beginning till the conclusion of their case.

Afsana Shaukat

Afsana has experience in representing clients in cases involving issues of serious domestic violence, sexual abuse, and parental alienation. She has regularly supported clients through Finding of Fact Hearings and Contested Final Hearings in matters involving complex legal and factual issues and achieved positive outcomes for them.

 

Afsana is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi and is content to conduct meetings and take instructions in these languages.

Membership & Accreditations

The Law Society
Resolution

Recent Notable Cases:

Bradford Family Court [2020]

Successfully challenged mothers’ allegations of domestic violence against the father at a fact find hearing and secured a contact order.

Birmingham Family Court [2019]

Successfully applied to enforce an existing contact order in which the court found a breach and ordered the immediate reinstatement of contact and awarded the clients complete costs. 

Leeds Family Court [2019]

Successfully secured 70% of the matrimonial assets for a client following protracted ancillary relief proceedings.

Leeds Family Court [2018]

Successfully secured a decree absolute for a client who petitioned for divorce which was defended by the respondent on the basis that a divorce had already taken place in a different jurisdiction. 

Leeds Family Court [2018]

Successfully secured contact for a grandmother who was being denied contact by the child’s mother.

Huddersfield Family Court [2018]

Successfully secured an urgent Non-molestation Order for a client who was the victim of serious domestic violence perpetrated by her ex-partner

Huddersfield Family Court [2017]

Successfully secured overnight contact for a client in a case where the mother was refusing to promote any form of contact at all.

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.