Saika Alam Partner - Family Law

Saika heads the Family Law department. With more than 25 years experience in representing spouses, cohabitees, parents and grandparents, Saika is able to quickly focus in on the core issues in any Family Law case.

+44 (0) 20 7851 0110

sa@branchaustinmccormick.com

Saika’s extensive caseload includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Financial disputes between spouses and between cohabitees including disputes over second homes at home and abroad, business interests and property portfolios, pensions and investments
  • Wealth protection – nuptial and cohabitation agreements and trust deeds
  • Arrangements for the children including dealing with urgent child abduction cases, relocation and other cases with an international element.
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Parental Orders

Saika’s broad experience ranges from advising clients on complex cases with significant assets at home and abroad to more straightforward matters such as financial disputes involving a family home or one or two properties. Her clients come from diverse backgrounds from high net worth entrepreneurs, professionals, academics to small business owners and stay at home mothers.

Saika is a warm, empathetic and practical solicitor who takes the time to listen to and get to know her clients so that she can best serve their needs.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and as a Collaborative Law Practitioner in March 2006. She is on the Law Society Advanced Family Law panel and is a member of Resolution.

Expertise

  • Career Highlights

    Saika was instructed by a father in his successful Court of Appeal case of AA v NA and Kab in which Mr Justice Mostyn gave detailed guidance on the circumstances in which a court should consider an appeal against findings of fact in domestic abuse cases.

    She was also instructed by a father (a professional footballer) in the case of Re TW and TM (Minors). This was a successful appeal against an order for child maintenance top up.

  • Accreditations

    Featured in Wiselaw under 28 Best Divorce Lawyers and Family Solicitors in London.