Anaum Riaz

Anaum Riaz
Year of call:



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 observed serious and complex public law proceedings conducted by members of the Family Team at Park Square Barristers during her pupillage. This includes cases involving non-accidental injuries, serious neglect, sexual abuse allegations and a case involving concerns over forced marriage. Anaum maintains a keen interest in all aspects of public law proceedings.

Anaum has acted on behalf of Local Authorities, parents and the Children’s Guardian at both case management and final hearings. Anaum is eager to build her practise in this area and welcomes new instruction.

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.

Contact Anaum’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212