Ummar Farooq Ahmad

Ummar Farooq Ahmad

Call 2018

(Sol 2013)

020 7832 3200

Ummar Ahmad ‘is a strong advocate for his client. He is a realistic advocate when dealing with other parties. He is very easy to work with whatever side he is on but uncompromising when it comes to advocating for his client.’ – The Legal 500 (Legalease) 2024

Transferred to the bar in March 2018 after practising as a Solicitor Advocate. Is experienced in working with clients from initial consultations to final orders and beyond. Can accept instructions from the general public under the Direct Access scheme.

Completed his training contract at TV Edwards LLP, a leading reputable Legal 500 regional firm, where he qualified in 2013. Thereafter he worked for two further Legal 500 firms.

Areas of practice:

  • A mixed portfolio of privately paying and legally aided clients;
  • Child abductions and wardship matters, including Dols;
  • Forced marriage and FGM matters;
  • Divorce and matrimonial finance cases;
  • Public Law matters including issues such as Fabricated or Induced Illness, Non-Accidental Injury, special guardianship and adoptions. Represents children, parents, grandparents, the wider family and local authorities; and
  • Private Law proceedings including Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders and Non-molestation Orders.

Direct Public Access
Qualified Direct Access barrister who is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in suitable cases.

Enjoys food, travel and participating in sports – in particular boxing, running and swimming.


Family Law Bar Association
Inner Temple


Urdu and Punjabi

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