Zahid is meticulously prepared; his ability to adapt is very swift. He is excellent on his feet and he is good with clients.”

Chambers UK 2024, Family: Children

Zahid is an experienced family law barrister with a practice encompassing all areas of Children Law. He frequently represents parents, family members, Guardians, the Official Solicitor and local authority’s in care proceedings at all tiers of Court across the South West, often being led by QCs. He is also instructed in contact, residence, shared residence, internal and external relocation cases and cases involving rule 16.4 Guardians.

Zahid is experienced in undertaking complex finding of fact hearings involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse, NAI & cases involving issues of mental health, learning difficulties, substance misuse and domestic violence. Described as meticulous and beyond thorough, Zahid is an empathetic and strong advocate favoured by solicitors and clients all around.

Directory Quotes

Noted for his expertise in children law cases.”

The Legal 500 2018, Family and Children Law

Zahid is very experienced across all areas of children law.”

Legal 500 2017, Family and children law
  • Qualifications & awards:

    • LLB University of the West of England
    • Bristol Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
    • Inns of Court School of Law, London
  • Professional memberships:

    • Family Law Bar Association
  • Additional information:

    Zahid was born in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. He undertook his undergraduate studies in Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of School of Law (Very Competent).  He commenced pupillage with St John’s Chambers in 2001 and made an early decision to specialise in Family Law. Zahid joined the Family Practice Group in 2002, following successful completion of his pupillage. He is married with three children.

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