Fatima Zafar

Fatima Zafar

Email: sheffield.clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0114 273 8951

Year of call: 2015

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Fatima graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Jurisprudence. In 2015, she completed her Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School with a “Very Competent” and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn. Fatima completed her pupillage at St John’s Buildings in November 2016 under the supervision of Ian Goldsack and Richard Thyne. Fatima practises in the fields of Crime, Civil, and Family Law.

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit

Expertise

  • Crime

    Fatima has been instructed by both Prosecution and Defence in the Magistrates’ Youth and Crown Courts.  She has successfully prosecuted and defended trials in the Magistrates and Youth Court.  Fatima has also appeared in the Crown Court for both Prosecution and Defence for sentencing, case management hearings and in appeals against conviction and sentence. Fatima has experience involving young witnesses and defendants, expert witnesses and vulnerable witnesses. Fatima also has experience of prison adjudication hearings.

     

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  • Fraud - Civil

    Fatima also has experience of representing both sides at a range of civil applications, Infant Settlement Hearings, MOJ Stage 3 Hearings, Small Claims and Disposal Hearings.  Fatima also regularly provides advice on quantum for infants and protected parties.

    Fatima has notable experience in the area of credit hire litigation.

    Example of cases involve bankruptcy petitions, housing repossession claims, claims for outstanding fees by universities and claims by energy companies for sums owed due to gas or electricity.

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  • Family - Children

    As a pupil, Fatima was exposed to public law cases involving allegations of non-accidental serious harm perpetrated by that family.  She also attended numerous finding of fact and final hearings.

    Since gaining tenancy, Fatima has appeared on behalf of parties at contested interim hearings and applications for non-molestation orders.

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