Since joining Powell Spencer in 2010 Sinead has built a strong criminal law practice and has experience in all areas of criminal defence work, including murder and serious violence, drug supply, sexual offences, complex conspiracy, fraud and offences of dishonesty. Sinead regularly instructs QCs and barristers for cases in the Crown Courts and the Old Bailey to provide the best possible defence for her clients.
In addition to major crime and high-profile cases Sinead is passionate about community justice, consistently attending police stations to personally defend her clients’ rights from the moment of arrest.
Sinead also represents those subject to Extradition proceedings with a particular expertise in Human Rights defences.
Sinead is well known for her excellent interpersonal skills and witness handling. She strives to represent all her clients at the Magistrates’ and Youth courts and wherever needed will make herself available well beyond normal working hours.
Sinead was inspired to devote her career to justice the renowned civil rights campaigner Frank Gilbert Crichlow. Crichlow’s determined and courageous campaigning against institutional racism and his successful revolutionary actions against police harassment and brutality convinced her of the great urgency for legal redress in response to abuses of power and injustice.
Sinead became a Partner at Powell Spencer & Partners in February 2015.
Education: LLB (Hons) PgDip
Professional Memberships: Society of Black Lawyers, the main representative group in the UK for lawyers of Asian, Caribbean and African descent. LCCSA London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association.
“Sinead is the Solicitor of choice for defendants facing serious criminal charges. She makes each client feel that they are in safe hands and always goes the extra mile. Her preparation and keen eye for detail ensure that all her cases are thoroughly prepared and that no stone is left unturned.”
Martin McCarthy | Barrister | Farringdon Chambers
“It is a pleasure working with Ms. Zaman, who is focused and effective while also being personable and warm. She has an evident professionalism and responsiveness that makes it much, much easier to do my job as an expert witness.”
Dr. Rupert Whitaker | Forensic Psychatrist