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MUMTAZ AWAN – PRINCIPAL


  • I am the Principal Solicitor and co- founder of Awan Solicitors. I have a Law Degree with Honours and I qualified as a solicitor in 1993. The Firm, Awan Solicitors was established by myself in 1997 and has successfully operated ever since.I have over 25 years experience in Family, Litigation, Welfare and Housing and Landlord Law.Over many years I have acted for and advised hundreds of clients on divorce and separation. I have comprehensive experience in end of marriage, co-habitation and civil partnership. I also have a very extensive experience in advising clients in child related issues. Additionally I have a very wide ranging experience assisting clients with financial provision issues following divorce and separation of unmarried couples including Financial Orders and Tolata.I have experience in dealing with a broad range of commercial and consumer disputes such as: breach of contract claims, debt recovery ,housing disputes, professional negligence and inheritance disputes.I served as a Magistrate in the Family and Criminal Courts for 13 years where I adjudicated on a wide variety of private and public law children cases as well as all types of criminal cases. This gives me a unique expertise in being an Advocate and a Judge as result of which I am able to pass the benefit of my experience to my clients.

    Prior to qualifying as a solicitor I worked for the Commission for Racial Equality implementing the Race Relations Act and Codes of Practice. My experience in dealing with human rights issues started with the CRE and continues today.

    My commitment to clients: I was recently instructed in a Child Arrangement Case. It is rare and unusual for a court to award a client’s costs in family cases involving children unless you can show that the conduct of the other party was unreasonable or reprehensible in the way they conducted the proceedings, in this case making false allegations which were proved at trial to be a total fabrication. At the trial the court refused to make an award for costs. I made an application to the court for the matter to be listed for a costs hearing and after a day’s hearing I successfully obtained an award for costs incurred by my client throughout the entire proceedings. [Not only was I successful in defending the client against unfounded allegations but succeeded against the odds and obtained an order for costs against his opponent].

    My work is supervised by Jacqueline Awan.

JACQUELINE AWAN- SENIOR ASSOCIATE


  • I am a Senior Associate Solicitor and co –founder of Awan Solicitors. I have a Law Degree with Honours and I qualified as a solicitor in 1993.I am a very experienced Litigator with over 20 years experience in Litigation Law.I initially specialised in all aspects of Personal Injury Litigation Law which included road traffic accidents, accidents at work and trips and slips. I additionally worked on a wide variety of Construction Litigation cases.

    I have continued advising clients on all aspects of Litigation additionally developing Housing Law Litigation.

    I additionally developed a caseload of Human Rights and Immigration cases as well as Criminal Injuries compensation.

    Currently I advise clients in all aspects of General Litigation including Housing Litigation.

    I was recently instructed by a charity in a Breach of Contract Case. The case involved unfair contract terms in regards to cancellation of a rolling contract. The terms were misleading in relation to the notice period required to terminate the agreement.  I successfully argued that the terms of the contract were unfair and misleading as I had noticed that there were 3 different versions of termination in the documents provided.

    I am supervised by Mumtaz Awan.