Sadaf is a criminal defence barrister with a particular interest in youth justice and representing vulnerable defendants, including those with mental health issues, SEN and learning difficulties. She is dedicated to representing the most marginalised and vulnerable sectors of the community.
Sadaf regularly appears before the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts representing clients in relation to a wide range of offences. Sadaf is also regularly instructed on behalf of members of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association in respect of driving matters.
Prior to joining the Bar, Sadaf worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, exploring the compatibility of UN and EU targeted sanctions with the Rule of Law. She was chosen for the project following her LLM thesis on compatibility of targeted sanctions with human rights. Sadaf also has experience providing human rights advice having worked at the British Institute of Human Rights and Liberty Law Clinic.
Alongside her criminal practice, Sadaf has volunteered for Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) and the Bar Pro Bono Unit, representing clients who have been detained in immigration detention and advising on unlawful detention claims.