About Kings Cross Barristers
Kings Cross Barristers provides legal advice and representation from expert barristers in a range of areas of law. We offer transparent fixed-fee services so that you never have a surprise bill.
Our Office is located near Kings Cross Station, London but we take instructions from across the whole country . Wherever you are based, our barristers can assist.
Our barristers are highly qualified experts in law and procedure. We can provide start to finish legal representation or you can hire us for a specific matter, such as court advocacy, or drafting your claim.
We offer a free no-obligation consultation with an expert barrister to discuss your case. Call us now to make your booking.
Laura HealeyOffice Manager
Zaid MalikLitigation Executive
Berenice RondotFrench Avocat
Laura Healey is a recently qualified Legal Secretary from the Pitman College. Laura has completed a Diploma as an Executive PA and Guilds CILEx, Legal Secretary Certificate at Level 2. On top of the broad skills that she learnt during her training, Laura gained extensive knowledge of working in a legal environment and is now putting that into practice at King’s Cross Barristers. Laura plans to complete the Level 3 diploma for Legal Secretaries in the near future and is now focusing on completing her course in Business Administration at Level 3.
After 15 years of working in various administrative positions, Laura wanted to develop her skills further within the legal sector. The main reason Laura chose law was because she wanted to help people and make a difference to their lives. Laura feels that she is making an important contribution as an administrator in supporting the Barristers’ work.
Freddy completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with a distinction grade from BPP Law School Manchester in September 2017. Prior to converting to law he studied a BSc in social anthropology at the London School of Economics, taking a particular interest in political and legal anthropology and writing extended essays on migration and human rights.
Freddy is passionate about safeguarding the rights of individuals in their relationship with the government. He worked as a full-time caseworker at the Habeas Corpus Project (HCP) from June 2015 until December 2016. The HCP provided pro bono representation to immigration detainees seeking to challenge the lawfulness of their detention status. His work included assisting with judicial review work and applications to the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as advocating himself at bail hearings at the First-tier tribunal.
Having completed the GDL, Freddy is delighted to take up the role of paralegal at Kings Cross Barristers.
Zaid completed his undergraduate LLB law degree at Kings College London and postgraduate LLM at University College London. Zaid completed the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in July 2010. Zaid is also a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Before coming to Kings Cross Barristers, Zaid was a Senior Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service, handling and mediating a range of cases concerning financial compliance, banking and insurance. During his time at the Financial Ombudsman Service, Zaid was also a consultant to the executive and representative of the staff body on many issues ranging from employment law to HR policy and procedure.
Zaid is an avid believer in access to justice for all and has won numerous awards for his vast array of pro bono work across many legal areas. These awards include the ‘City Law School Most Outstanding Contribution To Pro Bono Award’. Zaid is also a qualified lawyer in Pakistan and has continued to promote this belief there, for those who need it the most.
Zaid is experienced in a range of areas, particularly specialising in Family and Employment law. Zaid offers an approachable and professional service, be it at consultation or at tribunal.
Bérénice is admitted to the Paris Bar. She trained in Paris within the Commercial Litigation department of Latham & Watkins and gained experience in International Arbitration in London while at Winston & Strawn. Her secondment within the Dispute Resolution department of Atos equipped her with an acute understanding of clients’ internal processes and concerns.
Bérénice graduated from Paris Dauphine University, where she successfully obtained her double Bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics and her Master’s degree in International and European Business Law. Bérénice also achieved a Spanish Master’s degree in Business Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Specialized Master’s in Law and Finance at ESCP Business School.
Bérénice is a sharp, innovative brain with great knowledge of both civil and common law and an invaluable capacity to understand her clients’ actual business and needs. Her work focuses on commercial litigation and high-profile immigration.
Shereen regularly undertakes work in all areas of Law. She has a particular interest in matters involving human rights arguments, immigration disputes and housing, property and planning matters.
Shereen completed her undergraduate BA (Hons) degree in Law from the University of Cambridgeand postgraduate Master degree in Private and International Law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). She also holds a Licence in French Law and has a working knowledge of French.
She completed the Bar Professional Training Course and was called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in March 2015.
She completed pupillage in September 2016 at leading public and commercial law set, 39 Essex Street Chambers, assisting the following supervisors: Kate Grange QC on high profile public law litigation; Karim Ghaly QC on high value, complex commercial matters ; Andrew Tabachnik QC on employment, property and planning matters; and Emily Formby on personal injury cases.
She began her tenancy at Arden Chambers, where she specialised in housing and anti-social behaviour disputes. She was seconded to Birmingham City Council as an in-house legal consultant within the Community Safety (anti-social behaviour) and Housing Disrepair teams. In that role, Shereen advised and represented the local authority in matters at first instance and on appeal before the County Court, Youth Court and Valuation Tribunal.
She is also a Senior Fellow with Humanity In Action, having completed a multidisciplinary training course on human rights and equality matters. Shereen has also spent time working with senior lawyers at the Center for Equal Justice in New Orleans, Louisiana, assisting with death penalty defence work, and at Lambda Legal in New York City, New York, assisting with seminal cases advancing the civil rights of LGBTQ+ persons and persons living with HIV. Her particular focus was on juvenile justice. Shereen was also a Criminal Justice Policy intern with JUSTICE.
Ousman completed his undergraduate LLB/Law degree from the University of London and postgraduate MSc from the University of Oxfordbefore completing the Bar Vocational Course and being called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in July 2010.
Ousman is also Senior Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Law at SOAS: University of London, where he provides Clinical Legal Education to university students studying law.
He completed pupillage at Garden Court Chambers in October 2011, one of the UK’s leading sets for human rights and civil liberties. He has always had a strong passion for protecting the rights of individuals and worked at the Capital Post Conviction Project, Louisiana, USA defending those awaiting capital punishment on death-row and with Reprieve, an international human rights organisation, on challenging the death penalty in Pakistan. Ousman was Director and Founder of the Habeas Corpus Project and provided pro-bono legal representation to over 250 individuals across the UK, successfully challenging cases of unlawful detention. In 2016, he received an award from the Public Interest Lawyers Network at a ceremony in Rome, Italy for his contribution to pro-bono work in Europe.
Ousman is experienced in a wide range of legal areas and has represented clients in Tribunals, County Courts, Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in cases involving Family Law, Property Law, Civil Law and Driving Offences. Due to his extensive experience in different areas of law Ousman has gained a strong confidence in taking on complex cases and finding solutions where others would not. Ousman retains a humble approach to his work and treats every case with the respect it deserves. He endeavours to provide expert professional service to each of his clients at transparent and affordable rates.
The BBC, Guardian Newspaper, Independent Newspaper and RT UK have all conducted interviews with Ousman on issues concerning human rights, detention, refugees and migration.
Family law disputes can very often be highly stressful and emotional experiences. Kings Cross Barristers have a wealth of experience in dealing with a diverse range of family law matters including: .
- Divorce and separation
- Financial settlements ( Cohabitation, Divorcement and Death )
- Domestic violence
- Property disputes
- Child custody/Abduction
- Non-Molestation Orders
Public law involves challenging government authorities and often involves complex litigation in the High Court or Upper Tribunal. Kings Cross Barristers has a wealth of experience in public law including judicial review challenges to:
- The Secretary of State for the Home Department
- School authorities
- Local Authorities
- National Health Service
- Police Forces and Police Authorities
Immigration law is extremely technical and subject to constant change. It is often crucial to have the assistance of a legal expert. At Kings Cross Barristers, our experience includes:
- Immigration & Visas
- Country Guidance
- Human Rights
- National Security
- European Union
- Family and Children Immigration Matters
- Business Immigration
Property Law disputes can be extremely complicated and require knowledge of details of law and procedure. At Kings Cross Barristers, our property law work includes:
- Commercial Property Disputes
- Possession of land
- S.8 and S.21 Eviction Proceedings
- Nuisance, trespass, boundary questions
- Compensation claims
- Landlord and tenant cases
- Unlawful eviction
- Houses in multiple occupation
Every day hundreds of people are charged with motor offences including that can carry the sentence of large fines, disqualification or imprisonment for the most serious offences. Our barristers can help challenge motor offences including:
- Speeding Offences
- Drink driving charges
- Road accidents
- No Insurance/License
- Road sign violations
- Careless driving
- Failing to stop and report
- Dangerous driving offences
- Mobile Phone Offences
- Traffic Light & Road Sign Offences
- Fixed Penalty Notice Offences
- New Driver Offences
- Appealing a Driving Conviction and Sentence
Civil law involves relationships between individuals or organisations and therefore encompasses a wide range of legal issues. At Kings Cross Barristers, example of civil law work we undertake include:
- Breach of contract
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Personal injury
- HM Revenue and Custom Disputes
- Medical Malpractice
- Compensation claims
A barrister is a qualified expert in law, procedure and advocacy registered with the Bar Council and regulated by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales.
Anyone can instruct a barrister to represent them in legal proceedings. A Barrister can provide advice, litigation and advocacy services thoughout your case.
We offer a free no-obligation consultation with a barrister. We can then offer a transparent fixed-fee for legal services upon discussing your case.