Sarah previously worked at the Office of the Force Solicitor for West Yorkshire Police for seven years. One of the many initiatives she was involved with was the creation of a protocol to be followed by the courts and partner authorities in order to case manage civil applications brought by the police to the magistrates’ courts; the model has been adopted by several police forces.
Born and raised in Yorkshire, Sarah is a frequent speaker on family law, Islamic divorce, and legal rights for women. Sarah’s ambitious vision for the firm includes a commitment to develop our “future leaders,” and support professionals returning to work after raising their family. In 2018, Sarah introduced SKB Law’s structured work placements for young students, and co-created the Unwritten Rules, an employability initiative connecting young people with local businesses. Sarah was awarded an MBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, recognising her work with Mosaic, a Prince’s Trust educational charity. She also received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Law.
Since joining the firm in 2016, Aneka has successfully guided clients through divorce, non-molestation orders, conveyancing matters and spouse visas. She has particular expertise working with sharia councils on sharia-compliant divorce, specialising in khula (female-initiated divorce).
Aneka completed her LPC with a distinction, and graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a first class honour degree in law. She was awarded the highest achiever in Immigration Law and Legal and Business Skills mooting. Aneka competed in the Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition and the UK National Negotiation Competition. She has completed the Westlaw UK Advanced Certificate.
Aneka is currently supervised by the Managing Partner and will qualify as a solicitor in March 2019.
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