Siddique Patel > Gunnercooke LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Gunnercooke LLP
10-12 East Parade

Work Department

Family Law / Islamic Family Law





Siddique specialises in all areas of matrimonial work, including complex private law children, matrimonial finance, and Islamic divorce.

He advises a diverse range of clients from the UK and overseas. Specifically, Siddique advises on issues including domestic violence, forced marriage, international child relocation, pre-nuptial agreements, Islamic divorce, child abduction, and validity of marriages and divorces conducted overseas.

Siddique is one of the few qualified solicitors in the country to be able to provide solutions to clients ranging from matrimonial finance and complex private law children cases to specialist Islamic divorce, return of dowry (Mehr), and Shariah Council applications for dissolution of Islamic marriage.

With a strong focus and understanding of the legal, religious, and cultural issues affecting couples and families, Siddique has an innovative approach and a unique insight to best help his clients.

Previous Law Firms

  • Associate, Shoosmiths (2018–20)
  • Solicitor, Kamrans Solicitors (2015–18)


  • Legal Advisor, Sharee Council (2005–13)
  • West Yorkshire Fundraising Board Member for PSU (2017–18)
  • Deputy Director, Register Our Marriage Campaign (2017–)
  • Advisory Group Member on Nuffield Foundation Advisory Project: When is a wedding not a marriage? Exploring non-legally binding ceremony
  • Committee Member, Resolution West & North Yorkshire



  • Northumbria University (2005–06)

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

(Firms to watch)

Gunnercooke LLP‘s Siddique Patel, who joined from Shoosmiths LLP in late 2020, has a notable specialism in Islamic marriage.