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About Us

Who we are

Haris Law Solicitors is a Family Law specialist firm delivering services related to divorce, finances and children matters. We based in specifically in Blackburn, Lancashire but offer remote appointments including via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

We are committed to professionalism and have a strong reputation for delivering results for our clients. Our goal is to provide easy to understand legal advice and a premium service at reasonable pricing. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and experienced solicitors who are dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to clients.  

What distinguishes Haris Law Solicitors from other firms is our committed in-house barristers, who offer their expertise right from the outset. This ensures that we have complete ownership of the case and its progress. In contrast to other firms that engage advocates when the case is already in progress, we realise the significance of early intervention in identifying crucial matters. This approach saves time and costs in the long run. 

Our beliefs

We strongly believe in keeping you in the loop with your case no matter what stage it is at. We are always accessible and responsive, and keep our clients informed about the progress of their case at all times. We are client-focused and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and goals, and work closely with them to achieve them. 

We have a strong commitment to ethical practice and always act in the best interests of our clients. You can expect us to be honest and transparent in our dealings so that we keep our  high level of trust with clients. 

Meet the senior team

Haris Qureshi

Haris is a solicitor and director at Haris Law Solicitors. 

Haris specialises in all areas of family law with a keen interest in domestic abuse and children matters.

He has worked extensively with domestic abuse victims helping them achieve protective orders such as Non Molestation Orders. He takes great pride in the work he does to address domestic abuse, showing compassion and understanding towards clients from diverse backgrounds.

Furthermore, Haris also has extensive experience representing clients in private law children applications such as helping parents obtain contact with children, stopping removal of children from the juridisdiction and also ensuring that children are returned to the primary carer.

Haris is able to establish meaningful professional relationships with his clients right from the outset. Clients often commend him for his empathetic yet professional and determined approach. His primary focus is always on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He employs a pragmatic approach, cutting through distractions and maintaining a clear focus on the key issues that are most likely to impact the case’s outcome. He often receives glowing reviews from clients.

Haris is a member of Resolution and an Accredited Specialist. In line with their Code of Conduct, he adapts a constructive approach to family issues avoiding conflict wherever possible.

In his spare time, Haris enjoys reading and watching sports.

Umar Shahzad

Umar is an in-house barrister at Haris Law Solicitors. With a wealth of experience across various legal domains, Umar is a dynamic and accomplished legal professional. He was called to the Bar in 2014 and has since earned a reputation for his vast knowledge and pragmatic approach.

Umar’s expertise shines in Family Law, where he excels in handling both private and public cases involving children matters. 

He is well-versed in Section 8 Orders, including Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. Furthermore, he demonstrates his expertise in navigating complex issues such as serious allegations of domestic abuse, parental alienation, and applications under the Family Law Act 1996 for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. From initial direction hearings to multi-day fact-finding hearings and contested final hearings, Umar provides invaluable support to his clients. With his exceptional legal acumen and dedication to his clients, Umar is an invaluable asset to the Haris Law Solicitors team.

Beyond Family Law, Umar’s diverse skill set extends to Crime, Civil Litigation, Landlord and Tenant matters, Intellectual Property disputes and Bankruptcy cases.

In his spare time, Umar indulges in his passion for traveling.

Shema Ali

Shema is a consultant solicitor specialising in all areas of matrimonial law but with a keen interest in divorce and finances. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2001, she has over 20 years of experience.

Shema has extensive expertise in family finance matters following divorce including property disputes for unmarried couples and in particular where the parties have only undergone a religious ceremony of marriage. Her broad background encompasses a wide array of cases and intricate separations, with a specific focus on divorces pertaining to clients of the Islamic faith and the cultural issues relating to South Asian clients and third-party interests.

Shema is well-regarded for her pragmatic approach and tailored advice to each client’s needs.  She strives to facilitate amicable resolutions between parties and her primary goal is to help individuals reach mutually beneficial agreements whenever feasible. However, when circumstances necessitate it, she can assert herself with unwavering determination and adaptability.

With Shema Ali’s guidance, you can trust that your divorce and financial matters will be handled with the utmost care and expertise. She is dedicated to achieving favourable outcomes for her clients while maintaining a compassionate and supportive approach throughout the process.

In her spare time, Shema enjoys going for walks as well as shopping.

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