Associate Director, Head of Family
Kamal joined stevensdrake in 2017 having qualified as a solicitor in 2015. He was appointed head of the Family department in 2020 and Associate Director in 2022.
Prior to joining stevensdrake, Kamal spent time working in the Family departments of two highly respected Legal 500 ranked firms.
Having worked in Family Law for over a decade, Kamal has amassed a significant amount of experience and can advise on all areas of Family law. He has also built an extensive network within the Family law world and is able to draw on the assistance of specialist barristers and other professionals, where required.
Kamal predominately deals with the financial matters which arise following the breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership or cohabiting relationship. Many of Kamal’s cases involve assets of significant value (including property and pensions) but he is equally adept in cases where the assets are modest.
Kamal regularly advises in relation to wealth preservation and is often instructed to prepare or review Pre or Post Nuptial Agreements as well as Cohabitation Agreements for unmarried cohabitees.
Kamal is routinely instructed to deal with matters concerning children, whether this be to secure financial provision for them or to determine their living arrangements (in this Jurisdiction or abroad).
In all cases, Kamal always seeks to resolve disputes in the most amicable and cost effective way possible, and to ensure his clients are fully aware of their options from the outset, where possible.
Kamal also seeks to take the adversarial nature out of what is often a stressful and difficult experience. As a member of Resolution, Kamal is committed to helping his clients resolve their issues in a constructive way and is a keen proponent of all forms of alternative dispute resolution including but not limited to mediation and arbitration, which can often save clients significant costs and see their cases resolved far quicker than usual.
Outside of work, Kamal enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid fitness enthusiast and a long-suffering supporter of Crystal Palace FC. Kamal also provides mentoring via the Princes Trust and the LYLG Mentor Scheme. He has previously held the role of Trustee for a small charity focussed on relieving the effects of homelessness and the Tandridge Trust.