Tahir was called to the bar in 2009, having been admitted as a solicitor in 2004. He subsequently became a partner specialising in personal injury and civil litigation at a Legal 500 firm in Manchester city centre. He was awarded the Law Society accredited personal injury practice and panel membership of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS).
With his exemplary background as a successful partner/solicitor, Tahir brings a very practical and pragmatic approach to promoting his practice and managing client expectations. He remains Manchester based and is prepared to travel nationwide.
Tahir brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in most legal matters concerning Islamic Sharia Law, particularly in the fields of family and estate succession matters. He is happy to be instructed on any Islamic matters, including Nikkah (marriage) contracts and (khula) divorce proceedings. He has advised on Mahr disputes in both foreign and English jurisdictions, as well as matters pertaining to child custody and residence.
Tahir can provide advice and representation in all matters relating to family law, involving international and domestic jurisdictions. He can be instructed on cross-border issues arising from polygamous marriages, especially those seeking an annulment or divorce in England/Wales. Tahir has advised in many cross-jurisdictional matters, including Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Nigeria, New York, and UAE.
Having successfully completed an approved Public Access course with the Bar Council, Tahir can accept direct access instructions via Clerksroom Direct. He set up and is Head of the Sharia Law Group at Clerksroom.
Tahir is willing to accept written instructions on matters of liability, quantum and drafting. He appears in trials, disposals, all types of applications and interim hearings, both local and nationally. Dedicated to providing a quick and efficient turnaround on paperwork, Tahir provides clear yet thorough, practical and friendly advice. He is willing to undertake work on a CFA where appropriate.
Before being admitted as a solicitor, Tahir served as a Police Constable for the Greater Manchester Police for several years. He has also lectured on a part-time basis for many years to the Institute of Legal Executives at The Manchester College (MANCAT).
According to Tahir, “Advocacy has always been a calling for me, and I believe I have found my niche and passion in life”. Tahir was nominated as a 'Finalist' in the 'Services to Law' category at the British Muslim Awards 2014 presented by The Islamic Bank of Britain. Tahir is ranked amongst the top 10 most Influential Muslims 2022 in the legal sector by EqualityX.
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When not working, Tahir likes to cycle, play badminton and regularly sword fences in Bramhall, Cheshire.
“Tahir Khan was very organised and prepared well for the hearing. He called me several times before to confirm details and to discuss liability. We both agreed that the matter could go either way as there was a lack of evidence. Tahir was very realistic about our chances. He asked me to communicated with the client and explain that the matter could be a split liability matter. The client did not want to pursue a split liability offer and Tahir was very pragmatic and concentrated on the strongest parts of our case. He was very positive throughout but was also realistic. The hearing result was somewhat surprising and we and the client were delighted with the outcome. For a case that looked certain to be a 50-50 on paper – Tahir has successfully discredited the Claimant under cross-examination and this has led to a great result. He even managed to recover our solicitors costs in full – which was an added bonus! Tahir’s attendance note was of great quality and we felt updated throughout the matter. His communication skills are second to none. We thank Tahir and Clerksroom for your kind assistance with this mater ”
Victoria Morgan, Recoveries Team Leader Blake Morgan
“It is evident from my dealings with Tahir Khan that he is extremely knowledgeable and forthright in his advice. In a recent hearing he attended on my behalf he managed to secure an Order I was seeking but not expecting. Job well done! ”
Sabir Ahmed, Associate & EL/PL Team Manager Zest Legal
“I would recommend Tahir [Khan] to any of my colleagues as he dealt with a case where we were in a very difficult position, and achieved a very good result. ”
Naomi Taylor Universa Law
“I was very pleased with Tahir Khan thanks who managed to get an excellent result at the hearing. ”
Nick Padfield Hextalls
“Well done (Tahir Khan), great result again and thanks for your help. I will recommend you should an opportunity arise. I am very pleased with the good results achieved for one of our very best clients. ”
Lewis Hastie Rothera Dowson
“Thank you so much for this [Tahir Khan]- it will really make (client)'s day! And what a result!! Thank you again.”
Jayne-Marie Willingham Minster Law
“Thank you [Tahir Khan] for your creative advocacy and eye for detail which resulted in an increase in the general damages. Keep up the good work, it's certainly not going unnoticed. I shall certainly be instructing you again! ”
Michelle Arathoon JMW Solicitors
“Thanks again [Tahir Khan]. Your thoroughness and efficiency is much appreciated. ”
Nicholas Chatters, Partner Lloyd Green Solicitors
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