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Broadway House Chambers

Chambers of Rodney Ferm

1 CITY SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Fax:
Fax 0113 246 2609
DX:
26403 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.broadwayhouse.co.uk
Bradford, Leeds

Semaab Shaikh

Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Email:
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm)

Position

Family and immigration law practitioner. Areas of family law in which she specialises include: all aspects of private and public children law; domestic violence applications; removal from jurisdiction, child abduction and applications under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act. Experience of providing representation from first instance to Court of Appeal level. Successfully represented the appellant in Re L (A Child) [2009] 1 FLR 1152. Has also been instructed to advise and represent individuals in respect of applications under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act and has also provided training on this subject. Specialist areas of immigration law include: immigration and nationality law; asylum appeals; deportation appeals and human rights. In 2001 she was employed as a legal support worker for a Bradford-based domestic violence project, ‘Staying Put’, offering legal advice and support to victims of domestic violence.

Career

Called 2002, Lincoln’s Inn; following the completion of her pupillage at Cloisters, she worked in the litigation unit of Liberty.

Languages

French, Urdu, Hindi.

Member

Bar Council’s equality and diversity and human rights committees; Family Law Bar Association; Liberty lawyer; Bar pro bono unit; Anti-Trafficking Legal Project (ATLeP).


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Semaab Shaikh - Broadway House ChambersShe has particular expertise in forced marriage cases.

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