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Saika Alam

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Saika heads the Family Law department at this respected Central London practice.  She obtained a degree from the University College of Wales in Law with French (LLB) in 1988. She completed her Law Society Finals in Manchester and qualified as a solicitor in February 1993. She qualified as a Collaborative Law practitioner in March 2006. Saika is a member of Resolution and on the Law Society Advanced Panel for Family Law.  

With more than 25 years experience in representing spouses, cohabitees, parents and grandparents, Saika is able to quickly focus in on the core issues in any Family Law case whether relating to:

  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnership
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Children
  • Cohabitation
  • Financial Cases
  • Parental Orders

She deals not only with every aspect of a relationship breakdown but she also advises clients as they enter into a marriage or relationship providing guidance on and drafting pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements and trust deeds.

At her previous firm Saika was instructed by a father in his successful Court of Appeal case of  AA v NA and Kab [2010] EWHC 1282 in which Mr Justice Mostyn  gave detailed guidance on the circumstances in which a court should consider an appeal against findings of fact in domestic abuse cases. 

She was also instructed by a father (a professional footballer) in the case of  Re TW and TM (Minors) [2015].  This was a successful appeal against an order for child maintenance top up. 

Saika is a warm, empathetic and practical solicitor.  Her solutions are pragmatic and cost-effective with her clients’ interests at heart. She listens and takes the time to get to know her client.    Her approach is to reduce conflict with a view to achieving an early and economic resolution.   Where however this is not possible she takes a robust and proactive approach to court applications and strives to secure the best possible outcome for her clients.

Client Review

“Saika Alam  came highly recommended as the very best advocate for my divorce by one of the top academics on womens rights in Britian. Saika was true to her reputation and championed my case with rigour and care and won me the very best outcome I could possibly hope for as a professional woman.Saika’s ‘no nonsense’ approach is direct and clear and she talked me through the costs and complicated court process everystep of the way. 

She was frank and honest about my  financial situation from the start and counselled me wisely to mediate. It was a strategy that worked in my favour.I literally put my life in Saika’s hands and with her wise counsel emerged from the emotional roller coaster of divorce a stronger and more empowered woman who can see a bright new future ahead.”

Saika Alam
+44 (0) 20 7851 0110
sa@branchaustin.com
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