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Omar Faruk

(Head of Chambers)
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Ian Mason

Called 1978

Ian Mason was called to the Bar in 1978, has been in continuous practice since 1979 and now specialises in providing direct public access services in landlord and tenant law, property matters and disputes about trusts of land and jointly owned property. Ian also takes cases involving contract law, negligence, civil wrongs (tort law), and injunctions.

Al Mustakim

Called 1997

Respected, experienced and creative – Al has a proven track record for fearlessly fighting cases that have impacted genuine social change, and raised points of law that effected public opinion. Al specialises in the areas of judicial review, professional discipline and regulatory law, employment, commercial and company law.

Mary Bullen

Called 2004

Mary has an excellent reputation for being a straight-talking and forward-thinking practitioner. Her tactical response to legal problems is hard to match. She believes that a client’s needs are of the utmost importance.

Abu Sufian

Called 2011

Abu has a diverse and successful practice where he is able to draw on the knowledge he has gained from across his specialist practice areas. Clients benefit from the comprehensive service he is able to offer as a result.

Daniel Searle

Called 2015

Daniel joined Chambers as a tenant in 2016 after successful completion of pupillage. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas. Daniel has appeared in County Courts, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, Employment Tribunals, Immigration Tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Prior to pupillage, Daniel worked as a Legal Advisor to barristers, including research and advice for Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights cases.

Jayed Sarker

Called 2016

Throughout his pupillage, he has gained experience across civil law, commercial law, company law, public law (and judicial review), immigration & asylum and professional discipline & regulatory law. He has been involved in several conspicuous cases at the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. One particular case touched the intersection of money and power on an international level, such as a $6.3 million commercial dispute between Saudi Arabian princes and a Jordanian merchant. The case also involved issues of national security and intelligence, diplomatic relations and allegations of funding terrorism overseas. Another case involved a challenge to the lengthy retention of police cautions under Article 8 of the ECHR.

Luka Maxted

Called 2015

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Sharin Cockerton

Called 2013

Sharin started her pupillage in April 2017 under the supervision of the head of chambers, David Mendes da Costa. During her first sixth, Shárin has gained valuable experience in family law, and in particular in child contact, financial disputes and emergency remedies for domestic violence. Shárin has also worked on cases involving housing, TOLATA, defamation and general civil law issues.

Mike Watts

(Chambers Director)

Mike’s main focus at Strand Chambers is bringing together clients and barristers in a way that will work well for both parties. He brings over thirty years of experience in marketing and inter-personal communications. The focus was always on improving communication between businesses and customers.

Family

Strand Chambers’ family law team has many years of experience in offering legal advice to those who find themselves in difficult family situations. We provide advice and representation to clients in London and throughout England. Our barristers have experience and a proven track record in a range of issues including:

  • Child Contact
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Disputes regarding children
  • Divorce
  • Emergency remedies for domestic violence including non molestation and occupation orders
  • Family mediation
  • Financial remedies
  • Inheritance
  • Trusts of Land

Strand Chambers barristers regularly appear in family courts as well as the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Our Head of Chambers, David Mendes da Costa, is an experienced mediator and can provide mediation advice and services.

The barristers in our family law team are approachable and are known for their practical, insightful advice. We always seek to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our barristers look forward to working with you to help you secure your desired outcome.

NOTABLE CASES

Appeal of pension sharing order and order for sale of family home
Wife applying for husband’s committal and ouster from the matrimonial home
Forum dispute arising from application for permission to relocate child

TESTIMONIALS
“Your expertise and your actions were without doubt a great asset to us; you gave us confidence, courage and determination to continue to fight for the truth and for our rights in this case”

“You used your professional skills, expertise and your knowledge of the law in a deeper way when you added love and compassion to this case.”

“Speaking to you I did not feel that I was another piece of the law, I felt as a human being”

Practitioners

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