Miriam Yafai

Call 2016
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Miriam became a tenant at St. Mary’s Chambers in January 2018. She has a busy practice in all areas of family law. Miriam is an experienced advocate and has been instructed on a number of multi-day and complex hearings in public and private law, financial remedies and court of protection. Miriam has an exceptional ability to deal with difficult cases in a realistic and empathetic manner and is experienced in working with vulnerable people.

Miriam graduated in Law from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010. She was awarded the Princess Diana Scholarship and Benefactors Scholarship from Middle Temple to complete the BPTC. Miriam was called to the Bar in 2016 after successfully completing the BPTC at the College of Law Birmingham, achieving a ‘Very Competent’.

Practice Areas

Cases & Publications

Recent cases

Miriam represented a mother in long-standing complex private law proceedings with international elements. She was successful in securing findings against the father and an order for no contact.

Miriam represented a father seeking contact with his son, the Cafcass Officer had recommended no contact. Miriam was successful in persuading the court and the Cafcass Officer that an order for no contact was draconian and a contact plan was agreed.

Miriam represented a wife in financial proceedings where the husband was residing abroad and not engaging with the proceedings. Miriam was able to secure the wife the proceeds of the FMH and a lump sum payment.

Miriam represented a mother in public law proceedings where contact between her and the child had been suspended. Miriam was successful in re-instating the contact.

Reported Cases

B (A Child: Immunisation) [2018] EWFC 56

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