Sinead Zaman

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Sinead Zaman


“Rising Star..” 

Chambers and Partners

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.

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.  


— 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


RT @JanetDaby Today I called on the Government to do more to help criminal legal aid solicitors. Despite the warm words from @MoJGovUK many smaller firms are struggling financially and Tory cuts are making this situation worse. My constituents deserve access to justice. @the_AYJ

About 2 years ago from Powell Spencer's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Sinead Zaman


Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.

In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.

Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).

Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.

Professional Testimonials

Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.


Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson

Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.


Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors

I have no hesitation in recommending your services and am grateful for your knowledge, diligence and thoroughness in costing my files.


Simon Grove, Partner Of JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors

I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.


— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors

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© 2020 Powell Spencer & Partners. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Registration No. 57736).

Partners: Greg Powell, Zaman Legal Services Ltd (Directors: Sinead Zaman, Saloud Zaman)

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