Danish Ameen > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Work Department

Family law, chancery and commercial law, civil and personal injury law.


Danish’s biggest strength is building an excellent rapport with clients. He promotes an open and frank dialogue regarding all aspects of the case with the client, whether they are a layperson or a professional. Danish can break down legal jargon, offer case analysis and provide forensic scrutiny of evidence to clients so that they can fully understand all aspects of their case.

Danish is acutely aware that a case can have life-changing consequences on a lay party. His empathetic approach to representation has been praised by professional and lay clients who have commented on how he has helped them through the court process when representing them.

Danish delivers clear and robust advice in often difficult circumstances. Equally, Danish is unafraid to fight a difficult case when instructed to do so and enjoys running a bold case against the tide when it is necessary and appropriate to do so.

Danish is equally comfortable in a contested trial as he is in running complex technical arguments.

Danish represents local authorities, lay parties, and guardians in cases brought under the Children Act 1989. His practice of representing parties across the spectrum helps Danish deliver a carefully considered approach in all situations. Danish has extensive experience in all issues that can arise in the context of proceedings brought un the Children Act 1989.

Danish also has a busy practice in proceedings for financial relief under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and has experience in cases dealing with cases involving assets in other jurisdictions. Equally, Danish enjoys a healthy practice in applications brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Danish accepts instructions for written advice as well as drafting pleadings.

Danish brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice because he lived in two separate jurisdictions before moving to the United Kingdom to study for his undergraduate degree. This background has cultivated a natural interest in cases involving other jurisdictions, including child abduction cases involving Brussels II (Revised) and the Hague Convention.

Danish has a particular interest in applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders and Female Genital Mutilation Orders, having advised and represented local authorities and police authorities in making applications as well as representing respondents to such applications.

Danish regularly appears at all levels of the Family Court, including the Family Division of the High Court and has experience in the Court of Appeal.

Danish has an entirely paperless practice and requests bundles and papers to be delivered electronically in all cases. He is well-versed in all matters relating to remote working and has written a Guide to Microsoft Teams for Legal Practitioners and the Judiciary.

Danish’s practice is predominantly in the North West, but he also accepts instructions for cases in London.

He is certified to accept instructions through Direct Access.

Danish maintains a Twitter account: @ameenbarrister

He is available to deliver in-house seminars on all areas of law in the Family Court.


Called 2006. Danish recently joined 18 St John Street from Young Street Chambers, Manchester.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 3

Danish Ameen – 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Danish is a skilled advocate and a barrister who provides robust advice whilst not losing focus of the need for sensitivity towards lay clients in very difficult circumstances. He shows empathy towards difficult and vulnerable clients and is approachable by lay clients and professionals. He has a reputation for thorough preparation, detailed cross-examination, persuasive submissions and polished skeleton argument.’

18 St John Street Chambers is praised for having ‘a superb family department’ that handles cases involving serious sexual abuse, life threatening and fatal injuries, deprivation of liberty, factitious illness and parental alienation. Rehana Begum leads the family department and specialises in public law care proceedings, including complex cases involving serious life threatening injuries, sexual abuse, forced marriage and deprivation of liberty. Yvonne Healing  has an all-encompassing family law practice, with a particular focus on children law and care proceedings, and Fiona Holloran also has a wide reaching practice, covering private and public law applications, representing children, parents and local authorities. Holloran is active in cases involving historical sexual abuse, multiple injuries, fabricated and induced illness, and cases with an international element, including abductions. The set is also home to Stephen Murray, who specialises in matrimonial finance, and Danish Ameen , who has expertise in handling cases with assets overseas.