Maryam joined Chambers following the completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. She has started to build a busy Crown Court practice and is developing a reputation as a confident advocate with a natural and friendly demeanour with lay clients.
Prior to commencing pupillage at New Park Court Chambers, Maryam worked at Harrison Bundey Solicitors and the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town.
Maryam regularly appears as a defence advocate in the Crown Court, Magistrates and Youth Courts in matters of serious violence, fraud, robbery, public order and road traffic offences. She has experience of dealing with cases involving expert evidence, vulnerable witnesses, hearsay and bad character applications.
Successful defence of a youth charged with careless driving following an accident which led to two teenagers suffering multiple serious and permanent injuries.
Represented the second 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 trial took two days and three witnesses gave evidence for the prosecution. The case involved the careful analysis of thousands of text and Facebook messages.
Successful defence of a client charged with multiple domestic assaults on his wife. The trial took two days and three witnesses gave evidence for the prosecution. The case involved applications being made to the family court for the disclosure of sensitive evidence.
Maryam represents Claimants and Defendants in a range of civil matters including road traffic accidents, personal injury, credit hire and contract 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 represents Applicants and Respondents in applications for injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996, child arrangements orders and directions hearings in care proceedings.
Maryam is keen to accept instructions in both Coronial and Regulatory work.
Maryam worked on the Hillsborough Inquests as a member of the Inquest team at Harrison Bundey Solicitors where she assessed thousands of documents which had been disclosed as part of the investigation and assisted instructed Counsel during the hearings. The history of the case and the issues involved were complex and provided a unique foundation for Maryam to build her own Coronial practice.
Maryam has experience of defending in taxi licensing cases and recently successfully defended a client being prosecuted by Kirklees City Council for plying for hire. The prosecution relied on the evidence of 7 witnesses including four passengers and two members of staff from the taxi company which employed the client.
Maryam has also completed a two-month secondment with the Care Quality Commission where she provided advice to care home inspectors on prosecuting regulatory breaches.