Ali has a busy practice in all areas of work. Ali has gained a reputation for being instructed in cases dealing with unusual issues of law and is known for his preparation, knowledge of cases, and pragmatic approach.
Prior to joining St Mary’s Chambers, Ali worked as a law lecturer for a number of years. Since joining Chambers, Ali has undertaken a specialist family law pupillage covering all aspects of Pubic Law, Private Law, and Ancillary Relief. Ali became a tenant in July 2021 after successfully completing his pupillage.
Ali is frequently instructed at all stages of Private Law Children proceedings and is regularly in court dealing with contested final hearings.
Ali’s cases have included allegations of domestic abuse, rape, coercive control, serious physical and emotional abuse, and international elements. Ali has represented parents, grandparents, and local authorities in Private Law cases and has experience in dealing with clients facing understandably high levels of emotional stress.
Ali has represented parties in matters dealing with Non-Molestation and Occupation orders which have included serious mental health issues, alcohol and substance abuse, financial coercive control, and physical and emotional abuse against partners and their children. Most recently, Ali represented a Deputy under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 seeking a non-molestation order in favour of a party lacking capacity.
Ali has gained experience in representing local authorities and parents in cases dealing with allegations of serious physical and emotional harm. Ali has been instructed in cases that have involved advocates many years his senior.
Ali has experience in dealing with Financial Remedy Proceedings and has provided written and informal advice in order to assist in reaching a settlement. Most recently, due to his thorough preparation in advance of a hearing, Ali was able to provide appropriate advice in dealing with an unforeseen issue that would have led to an ineffective hearing, had it not been addressed in time.
Cases & Publications
2019 Family Law Publishing, Removing Life-Support; An NHS Trust and others v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)  UKSC 46
2019 Family Law Publishing, Repudiatory Retention; In the matter of C (Children)  UKSC 8
2019 Family Law Publishing, The Supreme Court's first ever hearing in Northern Ireland; an application by Siobhan Mclaughlin for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)  UKSC 48
2019 Family Law Publishing, Different-Sex Civil Partnerships; R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary)  UKSC 32
2018 The Barrister, An Overview of Vulnerable Witnesses in Criminal and Family Law
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