Maryam joined Chambers following the completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. She is developing a strong criminal, regulatory and family law practice and building a reputation as a thorough and determined advocate.
Prior to commencing pupillage at New Park Court Chambers, Maryam was employed by Ison Harrison Solicitors to work on the Hillsborough Inquests. She also completed an internship in environmental law and women’s rights at the Legal Resources Centre and the Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
Maryam is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court in a wide range of cases including violence, sexual offences, drugs and driving offences. She has experience of dealing with cases involving expert evidence and vulnerable clients and witnesses.
Successful defence of a youth charged with careless driving following an accident which led to two teenagers suffering multiple serious and permanent injuries.
Represented a defendant accused of kidnapping a child and driving him to the home of two co-defendants where he was subsequently violently assaulted.
Represented a defendant accused of being involved in a sophisticated conspiracy to commit a courier fraud. The case required analysis of telephone downloads and cell-site evidence.
Successfully defended a youth charged with armed robbery using a firearm. The client was acquitted following arguments about the Crown’s evidence and a successful submission of no case to answer.
Successful defence of a client charged with multiple domestic assaults on his ex-partner. The case involved the analysis of thousands of text and Facebook messages.
Successful defence of a client charged with multiple domestic assaults on his wife. The case involved applications being made to the family court for the disclosure of sensitive evidence.
Maryam developed her practice in regulation following a secondment with the Care Quality Commission where she reviewed evidence and advised on potential breaches of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. Maryam usually provided advice at the pre-charge stage and was requested to assist where cases had failed to progress due to earlier investigative decisions.
She is now regularly instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in applications for interim suspension orders and conditions of practice.
Maryam represents bereaved families at inquests. She has recently been instructed on behalf of the families of adults and children who had been involved with NHS mental health services. Her experience in regulation has been a particular asset in inquests concerning medical-related deaths. Maryam is happy to accept instructions on behalf of organisations and will also represent families pro bono in appropriate cases.
Maryam accepts instructions in private family law proceedings for non-molestation orders, occupation orders and child arrangements orders. She is regularly instructed for findings of fact and contested final hearings. Maryam has recently been instructed in cases involving increasingly serious allegations including violence and sexual abuse.
Maryam represents Claimants and Defendants in a range of civil matters including road traffic accidents, personal injury and credit hire disputes. In addition to conducting trials, Maryam is also frequently instructed for case management conferences, applications for interim injunctions and stage 3 hearings. She regularly undertakes written advisory work on liability and quantum for personal injury damages.
“Maryam’s support was excellent and we are very grateful that she was there for us. She was extremely professional, showed tremendous empathy and we could not have asked for a better barrister to help us through the Inquest. We found the Inquest very difficult as it brought back a lot of painful memories. It is really essential for families to have someone that understands the process and can look at the case from a non-emotional perspective. Maryam was very thorough, asked all the relevant questions and guided us through the whole process in an efficient and competent way.”
Recent feedback from a family following an Inquest