Saima Bhat 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

General Information:

Saima is an experienced and determined advocate who specialises exclusively in family law children cases. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Private Law and Public Law cases in all courts including the High Court.

Saima is known for her sensitive and understanding approach to all her clients in particularly emotive cases. She is passionate in her representation of each client in order to achieve the optimum result within the circumstances of each case.

Areas of law

Private Law Children

Saima has considerable experience with all private law cases involving all types of contact and residence issues including intractable contact disputes, shared residence, international relocation and abduction cases and cases involving allegations of domestic violence, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. She has significant experience dealing with both final hearings and finding of fact hearings.

She also has experience dealing with cases requiring injunctive relief.

Public Law Children

In Public Law cases, Saima has regularly represented local authorities, children, parents including parents with learning difficulties through the Official Solicitor and grandparents. This includes hearings at all stages of proceedings including finding of fact and final hearings. Saima has dealt with complex cases involving non accidental injury, physical and sexual abuse and serious neglect.

Public Access

Saima is accredited to undertake public access work.

Professional Organisations

Northern Circuit

Family Law Bar Association

Child concern

Client Base

Saima is currently working from Dubai and undertakes general advice by telephone/video conference and written advices on all matters concerning children cases. She is available for court hearings in the UK.

She is also available to assist and advise British expats based in the United Arab Emirates on all children matters.

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Saima Bhat

phone01823 247 247

saima.bhat@clerksroom.com

Qualified in 1999