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sarah@skblawfirm.co.uk
01274 727 373

Sarah Khan Bashir, MBE – Solicitor and Managing Partner. Sarah has over twenty years experience in family and civil litigation law. She oversees the team, and advises on all aspects of the firm’s practice areas. A fully trained chemist, Sarah soon realised her passion was advocacy. In 1993, she retrained as a lawyer, qualifying as a solicitor in 1998. Sarah co-founded the firm in 2007, and became Managing Parter in 2016. Since then, her proactive and compassionate approach has steered the practice to become one of Yorkshire’s leading family law firms.

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.

saiqa@skblawfirm.co.uk
01274 727 373

After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University, Saiqa completed her Postgraduate in Law from University of Birmingham. A Senior Criminal Prosecutor at the CPS, Saiqa also mentors primary school students to unlock their potential through Mosaic, a Princes' Trust initiative.

Saiqa was born and raised in Yorkshire and is married with two young children. She is an avid reader and tennis player as well as a carer for her mum. When not working, she loves to hang out with friends, put the world to rights, relax with her boys, cook and travel!

rabia@skblawfirm.co.uk
01274 727 373

Rabia is a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer and a Fellow member of CILEx. She has recently returned to SKB Law having previously worked with the firm in 2012.

Rabia is passionate about family law and fully understands the emotional impact of separation and the breakdown of a family. She is dedicated to minimising stress and provides expert advice with a view to reaching the most cost-effective outcome for clients.

Rabia can assist with a range of family law matters and is understands the cultural sensitivities faced by many clients. She can also provide advice in Urdu and Punjabi.

Outside of work, Rabia dedicates her time to volunteering at a child contact centre. She is also a proud mother to her two year old daughter.

anisa@skblawfirm.co.uk
01274 727 373

Anisa joined SKB Law in 2019. She completed her LLB (Hons) Law Degree in 2017 from the University of Leeds and then successfully completed her Legal Practice Course combined with Masters in 2019 at the University of Law.

Whilst studying for the LPC LLM Anisa also worked at an award-winning law firm in the conveyancing department. She is passionate about Family Law and is particularly interested in the division of complex finances following divorce.

Outside of work, Anisa enjoys outdoor activities and partaking in adrenaline-filled activities including skydiving and bungee jumping. She balances that with enjoying dining out.

mandip@skblawfirm.co.uk
01274 727 373

As co-creator of the SKB Law Academy, Mandip works alongside our founder to accelerate SKB Law’s partnerships and social impact initiatives. She is also the Director of a social impact agency supporting clients with strategic planning, analytics and communications.

Mandip has over two decades of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. After starting her legal career in New York, Mandip returned to the UK where she joined the Civil Service. For nearly a decade, Mandip served at the heart of Government on some of the world’s biggest social challenges and advised Ministers on international strategies for gender, faith, and human rights at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Mandip was previously the Chief Executive of the Baroness Warsi Foundation, a grant-making charity helping to create more inclusive communities. She is on the Board of the Virgin Money Foundation, LSE Faith Centre, Batley Multi-Academy Trust and SAFE (a domestic violence charity). She is Honorary Fellow at the University of Birmingham and on the Centre for Public Impact’s People’s Panel.

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Bradford

01274 727 373

7 Eldon Place
Bradford
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
BD1 3AZ

SKBLAW is a trading style of Shire Solicitors which is registered in England & Wales with the registered office address: 7 Eldon Place, Bradford. BD1 3AZ.

SKBLAW is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority in England and Wales with Registration No: 638301.