Date of call to the Bar: July 2006
Inn: Lincoln’s Inn
Qualifications: LLB (Law and Politics), LLM (Human Rights Law), Post Graduate Dip. in Professional Legal Skills
Scholarships: Scholarship from University of Nottingham. Attended Public International Law Course at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2005.
Status within Chambers: Pupil Supervisor, Member of the Management Committee, Equal Opportunities Officer
Areas of Practice:
Waqas appears before all levels of Judiciary and undertakes work in all areas of family law including Public Law, Private Law, Financial Remedy and Domestic Violence Proceedings.
Waqas represents Local Authorities, Parents, Guardians and Interveners. He is regularly instructed via the Official Solicitor. Waqas has represented clients in complex cases including those involving Private Adoptions, Forced Marriage Protection Orders, Female Genital Mutilation, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and Removal from the Jurisdiction to Non-Hague Convention Countries.
Notable Cases: A & Anor v A Local Authority & Anor  EWHC 4816 (Fam) (17 December 2014)
Alongside his busy family law practice, Waqas maintains a civil law practice focusing on Road Traffic and Personal Injury matters.
Direct Public Access
Registered with the Bar Council to conduct Public Access work, whereby instruction in family cases can be taken from lay clients directly without the need for a solicitor*.
*subject to terms and conditions. See also Public Access Work page.
Membership of Organisations: Member of Family Law Bar Association
Languages: Urdu, Punjabi and Mirpuri
Other: Waqas received a certificate from the University of Wolverhampton in 2015 for his contribution to the Student Mentoring Programme.