Ummar completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course a number of years after graduating and working within the Information Technology sector. Thereafter he secured a training contract at a leading, reputable Legal 500 regional firm where he qualified in 2013. Ummar joined Powell Spencer and Partners in 2016 having spent three years at a national Legal 500 firm.
Ummar advises a mixed portfolio of privately paying and legally aided clients. His case load has comprised of complex child abductions (including referrals from the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit), pre proceedings and wardship matters. Ummar is experienced in making and contesting a broad range of private law applications.
Ummar conducts complex public law matters including issues such as Fabricated or Induced Illness, non-accidental injury, special guardianship and adoptions. He represents parents, grandparents and the wider family.
Ummar conducts divorce cases including applications for financial orders. He represents clients at First Direction Appointments and Financial Dispute Resolution hearings. Ummar progresses matters to final orders and enforcement where necessary. He can advise on and draft cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements.
Ummar advocates at County and High Courts in contested and uncontested hearings in private, public law, domestic violence and financial proceedings. He negotiates at court with litigants-in-person, legal representatives, court officers and experts. He represents clients at directions, fact finding and final hearings.
Ummar enjoys participating in sports and in particular boxing, running and swimming. He is able to speak Urdu and Punjabi.
- Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation member since June 2015.