Zubair regularly acts for clients in complex private law fact-finding hearings, involving allegations of parental alienation and serious physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
He takes a particular interest in cases which present complex facts, and where parental alienation is alleged.
Zubair accepts instructions to appear at all stages of financial remedy proceedings, including FDAs, FDRs and final hearings. He is also experienced in cases involving applications for maintenance pending suite (MPS), and legal services payment orders (LSPO).
He accepts instructions to draft opinions and documents relating to all areas of family finance.
Zubair has a sound understanding of immigration law. He is therefore sought after in family cases which carry a complex immigration background.
Zubair is experienced in advising on merits and seeking permission to appeal. With Zubair’s representation, his clients have succeeded in appeals to the family court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Sample of recent cases
- S v T (2023) – Family Law – Children – Appeal hearing
Zubair successfully persuaded the High Court that the family court’s decision to reduce contact between the child and his client was wrong.
- A v E (2023) – Family Law – Children – Appeal hearing
Zubair successfully persuaded the appeal court that the fact-finding judge was wrong in reaching the findings subject to the appeal.
- B V F (2023) – Family Law – Children – Final hearing
Zubair’s client had multiple positive drug test results. Notwithstanding this, Zubair successfully persuaded the court that contact ought to progress to regular direct, unsupervised contact.
- B v N (2022) – Family Law – Children- Fact finding hearing
Seventeen allegations were made against Zubair’s client, including multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Zubair represented the client at a fact-finding hearing, following which it was determined that none of the seventeen allegations were proven.
- S v S (2022) – Family – Children – Dispute resolution appointment
Despite a recommendation of no contact from Cafcass, Zubair successfully persuaded the court that unsupervised, direct contact commence immediately, with overnight contact commencing within the near future.