MEET THE TEAM
Mr Manzoor Ahmad Shah
Director / Solicitor
Manzoor is the founder of the practice and heads the team today. He is the overall supervisor of the practice. He began working and training in law in 2000.
Manzoor obtained a BSc from the University of Kashmir (J&K, India), a degree LLB(Hons) from IIUI (Islamabad, Pakistan) and completed his QLTT from college of Law. He was awarded a Gold Medal from IIUI in 1999 after achieving distinction in LLB(Hons) Shariah and Law. He has been qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales for over 17 years since he was admitted in the roll of solicitors on the 15th of January 2003. He set up his own firm of solicitors in 2008 which continues today as Shah Law Chambers.
Manzoor has specialisms in: Criminal and Civil litigation, immigration, Family and employment Law. He also supervises, Islamic Shariah wills as well as probate and property Law. He has also passed his Criminal Litigation Accreditation and is a duty solicitor. He is the recognised overall supervisor of the firm and within that role he is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority as our Compliance Officer for our Legal Practice (COLP), Finance and Administration. Manzoor continually refreshes and enhances his knowledge and skills by undertaking continual profession development.Langauges:
Manzoor speaks fluent Urdu, Kashmiri, Hindi and Arabic.
Mrs. Lubna Sabri
Lubna qualified as a solicitor in 2004.
Prior to that she obtained her B.A Honours in Law from De Montfort University (Leicester) and completed her Legal Practice Course with the same University.
Lubna speaks fluent Urdu and Punjabi.
Mr. Naseer Ahmed Shah
Naseer qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and has worked with us ever since.
Previously he obtained a Law Degree (LLB Hons) from the University of Kashmir (J&K, India).Day-to-day work:
He works on a wide range of matters with a particular expertise in immigration, Personal injury and Solicitors Accounts.Langauges:
Naseer speaks fluent Urdu, Hindi and Kashmiri.
Mr Mohammed Tanweer
Paralegal / caseworker
Tanweer obtained his LLB (Hons) from the University of Buckingham in 2014 and completed his LPC from the University of Westminster in 2017.
He speaks fluent Urdu and Pahari.
Mr. Burhan Malik
Burhan obtained his LLB (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth and joined us whilst studying the Legal Practice Course and Master’s (LLM) at the University of Law.Day-to-day work:
During his period of recognised training, Burhan has undertaken work in our employment, litigation & dispute resolution, corporate & commercial disputes, charity law and personal injury/clinical negligence department.Langauges:
Burhan speaks, reads and writes fluent Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Kashmiri.
Ms Khadija Khan
Khadija is an experienced criminal Defence Solicitor having qualified in 2005. She undertakes Criminal Defence and Immigration work.
Mr Neil Blackaby
Neil is a Criminal Defence Solicitor who qualified in 2005 and concentrates entirely on Criminal Defence work.He is a very experienced Magistrates’ Court advocate with more than 10 years experience. He regularly covers all types of hearings in the Magistrates’ Court and has been conducting trial advocacy on a regular basis.
Our team is very dedicated, efficient and are known for our commitment. We are always keen to meet clients to ensure that they get highest quality service. A strong office relies on a strong team. We cover areas in Brent, Wembley, Neasden, Watford, Harrow and London UK.
Notable highlights from trial advocacy include the following:
R – v – NC, Romford Magistrates Court, November, 2012:
Securing one of the first acquittals for the new offence of squatting under s.144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, following a succesful half time submission
R- v – GK, Hertford Youth Court, April 2012:
Securing an aquittal for a client accused of a section 547 Education Act 1996 offence, succesful half time submission that the defandant was not present at the school without lawful authority, as he had not been excluded because the requisite procedure had not been followed to exclude him from his place of education.
R- v – KG, Stratford Magistrates’ Court
Securing an aquittal for a client charged with Possession with Intent of Cannabis, acquittal was secured following legal arugment under section 78 of PACE 1984, to exclude evidence of admissions made to police officers following client’s arrest.
R – v – GS, Croydon Magistrates’ Court, January 2016:
Identifying that the police had not followed the correct procedure when sending a specimen of blood for analysis for a charge of driving whilst over the prescribed limit of drugs, identifying this issue allowed written representations to be made that led to the prosecution offering no evidence in respect of this offence.
R – v – RJ, Stevenage Magistrates’ Court, March 2016:
Securing the client’s aquittal as the CPS offered no evidence on the day of trial, the case involved submission of legal argument under both sections 76 and 78 of PACE 1984, to exclude the evidence of client’s admissions in police interview.