Anaum Riaz

Anaum Riaz
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2015 - University of Oxford, BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, First class

2016 - BPP Leeds, BPTC, Outstanding


2017 - Pupillage at Park Square Barristers, Leeds


2014 - Slessenger-Brierly Prize for academic achievement in Law, Oxford

2015 - Jules Thorn Scholarship, Middle Temple

2016 - BPP Family Law Prize BPP Personal Injury Clinical Negligence Prize


Private Law

Anaum is regularly instructed to represent parents in private child arrangement disputes. Anaum is confident in advising and providing representation at all stages of proceedings, particularly in relation to anxious and vulnerable clients. She regularly appears in Finding of Fact and Final hearings in matters involving complex legal and factual issues.

Anaum has a strong practice and frequently acts in cases involving numerous safeguarding issues, including allegations of physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. Anaum has particular experience in the area of vulnerable witnesses and clients appreciate Anaum’s ability to tailor her approach and advocacy to the circumstances of the case.

Anaum regularly acts in Family Law Act applications, including directions hearings and contested final hearings, on behalf of both applicants and respondents.

Public Law

Anaum is regularly instructed in public law proceedings on behalf of the Local Authority, parents, the Children’s Guardian and interveners. She is apt to grapple with complex cases involving non-accidental injuries, serious neglect, physical and sexual abuse allegations and takes a considered and meticulous approach in every case.

Anaum is confident in taking on cases from their infancy and also taking instruction at short notice. She is quickly able to form strong client relationships in both situations. Anaum routinely acts for parties with learning difficulties or who lack capacity and has experience working alongside the Official Solicitor.  She regularly acts in both case management and final hearings.

Anaum has shadowed in-house at a Local Authority and has a good understanding of Local Authority internal procedure. She has also delivered training to social workers at Leeds City Council.

Anaum has advised Local Authorities on issues of disclosure to the Police and Criminal Courts, including the redaction of social care records.

Anaum has been instructed by both Applicants and Respondents in applications for Forced Marriage Protection Orders.

Public Access

Anaum is qualified to accept public access work from members of the public, without the need for a solicitor. She regularly accepts instructions from lay clients directly and is familiar with handling cases on a public access basis.