Family lawyer Siddique Patel makes move to gunnercooke

Family lawyer Siddique Patel makes move to gunnercooke

Family lawyer Siddique Patel has joined Leeds-based law firm gunnercooke as a partner. 

Moving to the firm from Shoosmiths, he will bring a wealth of experience in family law to gunnercooke, specialising in all areas of matrimonial work.

Patel advises a diverse range of clients from the UK and overseas. Specifically, he advises on issues including domestic violence, forced marriage, international child relocation, prenuptial agreements, Islamic divorce, child abduction, and the validity of marriages and divorces conducted overseas. 

As deputy director of the Register Our Marriage campaign, he is regularly consulted by government and non-government departments, including the Law Commission on issues relating to unregistered faith marriages (also known as non-qualifying ceremonies).

Patel, who is based in Leeds, bolsters gunnercooke’s family team, which now stands at three partners and legal professionals. His extensive legal experience includes two years at Shoosmiths and two years at Kamrans Solicitors, where he was head of the family law team.

Commenting on his appointment, Patel said: “I am delighted to join the gunnercooke family of forward-thinking and progressive lawyers. The gunnercooke business-model enables me to provide holistic and bespoke solutions to my clients, often within a niche area of family law. Combined with the flexibility which is not normally found in a traditional law firm model, I hope to provide a superior client experience.”

Sarah Goulbourne, co-founder of gunnercooke, added: “We’re pleased to announce the recruitment of Siddique to our firm. His extensive experience in a niche area of family law brings something new to our portfolio, which covers a range of practice areas and specialisms.”

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