Farah Ahmed

Year of Call: 2005


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  • 'Farah is friendly, approachable, builds a trusting relationship with clients, and has good advocacy skills.'

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Family: Children and Domestic Violence

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LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law


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FLBA


  • 'Farah is friendly, approachable, builds a trusting relationship with clients, and has good advocacy skills.'

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Family: Children and Domestic Violence

Farah completed the BVC in 2005 and commenced her pupillage in 2006 in Sheffield. Upon successful completion of her pupillage, Farah accepted an offer of tenancy and continued to practise in Sheffield until 2012, when she moved to London and practised for 2 years. Farah returned to practise in Sheffield in 2015 before joining 18 St John Street in November 2018.

Farah has considerable experience in serious and complex public law cases and has regularly been instructed on behalf of Local Authorities, Parents, Children’s Guardians and the Official Solicitor. She has experience in complex and high profile cases involving sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children. She has regularly dealt with cases involving incest, severe neglect, non-accidental injury including death. Farah frequently handles cases that are subject to concurrent criminal proceedings in the Crown Court.

Additionally, Farah has a wide range of experience in all types of private law proceedings and undertakes work in cases of shared-residence and the validity of marriages that have taken place abroad.

Farah is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

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Re: G and B (Children) [2009] EWCA Civ 10

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