Safda Mahmood, Senior Solicitor, qualified in 1996. He practices predominantly in children and adoption law within Local Government. Safda has over 17 years experience ranging from all aspects of family law, both within private practice and local government.
Safdas experience in the private sector has been wide ranging from financial remedy cases under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, through to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Financial and children claims through the Child Support legislation as well as Schedule 1 and Section 8 Children Act 1989 have been covered. Safda has practiced in the areas of injunctions and committals under various pieces of legislation, such as the Family Law Act 1996 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
In local government, Safda is widely experienced in private and public law applications under the Children Act 1989, Adoption and Children Act 2002, inherent jurisdiction, as well as more recently, disputes in the Court of Protection and Mental Health legislation. Safda has a hands on approach to his subject so as to provide a logical, comprehensive and sensible approach to family law. Safda regularly appears in court, and provides a pragmatic and up to date analysis of the case law and legislation to the issues faced. Safda is a member of the National Child Care Lawyers Group and the BAAF Legal Group. He has been an active member of the Law Society Children Panel.
As well as practising family law, Safda is a qualified lecturer, and has taught nationally in family law for over 17 years, at national conferences, seminars and events to barristers, solicitors, legal executives, trainees and support staff. Safda has lectured regularly on a wide range of CPD accredited courses, as well as the Professional Skills Course, Ilex courses, Legal Practice Course, Advocacy skills and the Undergraduate Law Degree. Safda has written regularly for various publications such as Family Law Journal and The Legal Executives Journal on all aspects of family law.