Maria Hamilton

Maria Hamilton

Maria Hamilton

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Maria Hamilton

Consultant

Maria Hamilton joined Powell Spencer & Partners as a Consultant in August 2018.

Maria is a former Partner at McMillen Hamilton McCarthy Solicitors in East London and specialises in children law with particular expertise in complex care proceedings. She has been a member of the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Scheme since 1997, representing children, Child Guardians, parents and other family members in care proceedings.

Maria is a higher courts advocate (in civil proceedings) and sits as a vice chair of the Independent Review Mechanism.

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

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Iman Abouchahla

Iman Abouchahla

Iman Abouchahla

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Iman Abouchahla

Paralegal

Iman joined Powell Spencer & Partners in April 2019 as a paralegal in the family law department. Iman completed an English Literature degree at Queen Mary University of London and has recently obtained a Law Masters from the University of Law.

Iman assists the family department in a wide range of cases including both public law and private law matters.

Iman is passionate about human rights, equality and justice and aspires to become an international human rights lawyer and activist.

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RT @Brummybar A very good and hard working solicitor friend of mine has just submitted her legal aid bill for a murder, a year’s work, expert evidence, almost weekly phone cons, a week long trial- total £4,000- that’s ridiculous! No wonder defence firms are struggling!

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

All payments are made in Pound Sterling (£ GBP)

Puja Soni

Puja Soni

Puja Soni

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Puja Soni

Solicitor

Puja graduated from Queen Mary University in 2007 with LLB Honours and completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School.

Puja is a Solicitor who has extensive experience in Family Law and Public Law children cases. Her current and previous caseload ranges from divorce to contact, residence applications, injunctions, Special Guardianship Order applications and representing relatives and parents in care proceedings.

Her knowledge of the legal aid system is exemplary. Her approach is to ensure matters are dealt with amicably where possible and ensuring that clients are kept regularly updated to obtain the best achievable result in all cases. She is a committed, hardworking and dedicated individual who strives to attain the best results for her clients.

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RT @Brummybar A very good and hard working solicitor friend of mine has just submitted her legal aid bill for a murder, a year’s work, expert evidence, almost weekly phone cons, a week long trial- total £4,000- that’s ridiculous! No wonder defence firms are struggling!

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Sarah Jamieson

Sarah Jamieson

Sarah Jamieson

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Sarah Jamieson

Senior Solicitor

Sarah has worked as a family solicitor for over 20 years. She is a member of the Law Society Children Panel. In care proceedings when working with parents, she will go through the local authority evidence forensically with the client in order that evidence is properly challenged. At the same time, she will seek to ensure that clients are realistic and understand those Local Authority concerns which are accurate. This is to ensure that the parent can work on those problems and show the Local Authority and Court they have insight and capacity to change. She will also challenge Local Authorities upon the level of support they are providing for families.

Sarah acts for children by their Cafcass children’s guardians. Sarah will carefully consider support needed for the child and advocate for the child on behalf of the Guardian. She will always to try to prevent delays in proceedings by thinking ahead , considering and the possible outcomes and parties’ non engagement.

Sarah has experience in working on cases where parents have mental health issues, learning disabilities, substance abuse and domestic violence issues. She has worked with Deaf clients and extensively Bangladeshi families, having previously worked in Tower Hamlets.

Sarah does most of her own advocacy.

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RT @Brummybar A very good and hard working solicitor friend of mine has just submitted her legal aid bill for a murder, a year’s work, expert evidence, almost weekly phone cons, a week long trial- total £4,000- that’s ridiculous! No wonder defence firms are struggling!

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Andrew Dowie

Andrew Dowie

Andrew Dowie

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Andrew Dowie

Senior Solicitor

Andrew Dowie is a Senior Solicitor within the Family and Matrimonial, and Wills and Probate Teams. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1998.

Experience & Areas of Expertise

Andrew primarily represents clients in the following areas:

• Divorce / Dissolution of Civil Partnerships / Separation

• Related Financial and Property matters

• Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements

• Private-Law Children matters 

• Wills and Probate

• Lasting Powers of Attorney

Andrew represents clients at all levels in the court system.

Within the Family Department Andrew specialises in resolving financial disputes and reaching settlements following separation or divorce / dissolution of civil partnerships, ranging from straight-forward situations to the more complex. He has extensive experience of advising in Children matters and also regularly drafts pre/post nuptial and separation agreements.

Within the Wills and Probate Department Andrew advises clients in the drafting of Wills, the administration of Probate, and those clients wishing to apply for Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Andrew is married with a young daughter, and when he has the opportunity he enjoys going to gigs, the theatre, football and reading modern fiction.

Professional Memberships

• The Law Society

• Resolution

Law Society Family Law Panel (since 2002)

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RT @Brummybar A very good and hard working solicitor friend of mine has just submitted her legal aid bill for a murder, a year’s work, expert evidence, almost weekly phone cons, a week long trial- total £4,000- that’s ridiculous! No wonder defence firms are struggling!

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Accreditations

© 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)

All payments are made in Pound Sterling (£ GBP)