Associate Director, Head of Family
Kamal qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and joined stevensdrake in 2017 as an Associate before taking up the position of Head of Department in 2020. Kamal had previously worked in the Family Law departments of Legal 500 ranked firms in both London and Surrey.
Having worked in Family Law for close to a decade, Kamal has amassed a significant amount of experience and can advise on all areas of Family Law.
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, and he always seeks to adopt a pragmatic approach in order to preserve the marital pot and secure an outcome which achieves fairness.
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 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.
Outside of work, Kamal 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 of a small charity, focussed on relieving the effects of homelessness in Crawley and formerly held the role of Trustee with the Tandridge Trust.
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