Mia El-Sobky

Mariam will confidently advise and represent clients in relation to injunctive proceedings such as applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders; or in setting aside such Orders, particularly where the client feels an Order is being unfairly used against him or her

Mariam will represent both Applicants and Respondents throughout these proceedings from ex parte (without notice) applications right through to final hearing; and can call in at short notice if the urgency of the case requires it.

Mia also has extensive experience of cases involving allegations of domestic violence and substance abuse with heavy social services and CAFCASS involvement; and is frequently instructed to represent clients in fact-finding hearings.

She has appeared in international cases (including inward and outbound claims in respect of abducted children), cases involving same sex couples, and those involving children conceived via IVF abroad. Mariam will advise in financial remedies, including cases involving substantial assets.

Mia's matrimonial finance practice sees her representing clients throughout proceedings from FDA, FDR and Final Hearings - and any interim application hearings. She accepts instructions to deal with applications to enforce an Order; but can be engaged simply to help you fill out the necessary court forms and no more

My approach

Mia is known in Chambers for her client care and compassion – as well as her analytical skills and ability to ‘read the courtroom’. Her skills as an advocate and commitment to ensuring that each client has the advice and support needed to make informed choices about how his or her case is conducted, is evident from client feedback alone (see *pls insert hyperlink to testimonials on CR website)

Mia’s  central focus in Children cases is around the unification of families, and if that means using an alternative dispute resolution process such as the provision of pre-action advice, ENE (Early Neutral Evaluation) or indeed any other method to build bridges and take any unnecessary heat out of a situation, she will put your child(ren)’s needs above anything else.

Mariam developed her robust advocacy in the criminal courts where she spent 12 years from 2002 working for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in London in a senior litigative frontline role. She ended her career there as a Senior Crown Prosecutor on the Central London Crown Court team. She therefore has a wide and varied experience of a full range of criminal matters. Mia has successfully carried her forthright court manner over into her family practice. She is most at home when on her feet representing clients in contested final hearings and fact-finds.

She appears at inquests for a range of interested parties, including families, local authorities, employers, and statutory bodies.Mia will take on pro bono work for the right client and will consider discounted rates for British Army and NHS. She is bi-lingual in Arabic

My work

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce &Ancillary Relief
  • Abduction
  • Adoption
  • Civil Restraint & 91(14) Orders
  • Family and Children
  • International Child Law
  • Public and Private Law
  • Same Sex Disputes
  • Non Molestation Orders
  • Harassment & Domestic Violence
  • Allegations of child abuse
  • Human Rights
  • Court of Protection
  • Parental Alienation
  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Breach &Enforcement Applications
  • Local Authority / Care Orders
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Shared Residence Orders / Shared Care
  • Guardianship Orders
  • Interim Spousal Maintenance (ISM)
  • Inquests

About me

Background

Prior to being called to the Bar, Mariam worked in private client and international law in Egypt for a year and then spent 6 months with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in London, dealing mainly with Asylum law which is the subject of the 1951 Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees. Mia isa mum to 2 young boys and lives in Surrey.

Interests outside of Work

Mariam has a particular interest in women’s rights, equal opportunities in the workplace (especially workplace bullying and discrimination due to pregnancy), equal pay and sexual harassment at work (against both sexes) and the rights of the elderly and disadvantaged. She has a strong civil liberties / human rights background, and is a long-standing member of Amnesty International, Fathers for Justice, the Society of Black Lawyers, and MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians) and ASTI (Acid Survivors Trust International). Mia avidly supports ActionAid who champion the basic human rights of underprivileged women and girls around the world. 

What my clients say

Very happy with the service received throughout from Mariam and would use again. Mariam went above and beyond to help me with my case.

DarcyPublic Access

For the record. Mariam has been fantastic and yesterday she was 100% professional as I was listening in on the legal minefield on a phone-call hearing in these surreal Covid days.

GrahamPublic Access

Absolutely outstanding! Mia has that most rare of qualities in a barrister- she combines a formidable forensic intelligence with a genuine empathy and compassion for the people she helps. I have considerable experience of Barristers, both in my own case and in my 6 years as a McKenzie friend. I have yet to meet one with the qualities that Mia has naturally. I have to say that she pretty much saved my life when I was faced with with a cruel and painful final hearing and did not know where to turn . Whem Mia realised how low my mood had sunk she said pick up the phone anytime you are feeling that low. I was shocked as I have never heard anything like that from a barrister before. She also took it upon herself to clear up a few bits of paperwork for me with the other side as I was clearly not up to the task. When we actually went into court Mia was well prepared and able to fend off the most unpleasant attacks from the other side with the greatest of courtesy and patience. They looked like embarrassed amateurs by comparison. I don't think I would ever consider using anyone else if I need a barrister again. You simply don't get barristers who are excellent in court and also show a duty of care to their clients outside. When you pay for a barrister to represent you in court, you should, above all, feel protected in court. That has not always been the case with the barristers I have used. It has certainly been the case with Mia and I could not recommend her highly enough.

Mr DBLay Client

Very happy with the service received throughout from Mariam and would use again. Mariam went above and beyond to help me with my case.

Mr DT, Child ArrangementsPublic Access

For the record. Mariam has been fantastic and yesterday she was 100% professional as I was listening in on the legal minefield on a phone-call hearing in these surreal Covid days.

Mr GL (child arrangements order)Public Access

Dear Mariam Thank u for yesterday can't tell u how that's made me and family the result I will leave feed back as soon as I'm on laptop can't thank u enough ur a star thank u for helping fight for my little girl

Mr JD in Children Act proceedingsLay Client

I cannot thank you enough for giving up your time today to help us, you really are an angel in disguise and we can never repay you for what you have done, you are one in a million and our children are very lucky we have had your help

Ms G RLay Client - Children Act Matter

Thank you Mia, pleasure was all mine you done a brilliant job my children and I thank you so much really appreciate it.

Mr C WLay Client - Child Arrangements November 2019

Dear Mia Thank you for all your help with my case. We got a good result today and I really appreciate the support you gave me during such a stressful period in my life. Warm Regards

Miss REAncillary Relief Proceedings

This lady is the real deal - Warm, Personable and Professional. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as you will not be let down in any sense and will be treated with consistent compassion, honesty and respect throughout no matter what else she may be juggling at the time. Her knowledge is of course vast and she will be totally honest and realistic. Has lived in the real world and knows how it all works. Genuinely cares about you, your children and your case. (Advice on child arrangements application 2019)

Miss J LLay Client

Want to thank you for today can’t tell you how happy i am your amazing and haven’t felt this happy for ages thank you so much.

Mr JLChild Arrangements - Lay Client

Once again l cannot thank you enough for the amazing job done, fantastic result! Thank you!

RSNon Molestation Order, Lay Client

I am so grateful and forever indebted for all your support and help. You were fantastic to me on the court day.

SH, ChelmsfordAncillary Relief, Lay Client

Thank you so much for today, I’m so grateful.

HC, CoventryChild Arrangements, Lay Client

Mia is a world class advocate who is extremely down to earth and relatable. She has assisted me greatly in my case and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her! She’s professional, knowledgeable and a true asset to anyone that instructs her. My case is a complex one with multiple issues but Mia has been able to get to grips with the issues quickly and advance my case appropriately. As a Litigant in Person this has been a very positive experience for me and as my case advances I will be sure to retain the services of Mia as my Barrister. I will also be sure to recommend Clerksroom to others. Thank you. Kind Regards,

Miss A. TBirmingham, Family Lay Client

I found Mariam to have a superior balance between being professional and personable. She immediately made me comfortable with her presence and exhibited warmth and understanding within the bounds of maintaining professionalism required to the circumstances and her role as a barrister. i am not a legal professional but I noticed that Mariam had expertise that I found to be far superior to other barristers i have engaged in the past. Some of whom were called to the bar many years before Mariam and who have had much greater experience in dealing with cases. I have been represented poorly in my opinion with the very first solicitors i engaged for financial settlement and the barristers they recommended simply did not explain in detail the proceedings, what is expected of me with certain case outcomes. In contrast, Mariam took time to explain to me the entire process, what is expected of me, what I should be doing to help my case and how the process will likely turn out provided I commit to the outcomes of the hearing. I found myself to trust her and her advice and felt she had a very good understanding of the law and legal proceedings. As mentioned above, Mariam is warm, friendly and made me feel at ease immediately on a day that was a culmination of a long, tedious and stressful process. Not having worked on my case before, she made me feel like she understood not only what had transpired to date, but also how stressed and upset I felt about it. She managed my expectations expertly and i trusted that she would represent me with a knowledge of what I have been through emotionally and mentally. Mariam juggled aggression in how she represented my case, with warmth and understanding in a way I haven't seen during my case. I even mentioned to her that no counsel has fought for my case in the way she had. I truly appreciated how she seemed to take my case on, at relatively short notice, with passion and belief. She did no exhibit any judgement on my faults, my doubts or mistakes I had made, but gave me sound advice and fair criticism where required. I believe there is a difference in understanding the law and understanding the law in how it works for an individual. Mariam has an excellent grasp on the latter. She advised me and guided me on matters that I dont have expert knowledge in and managed to advise me in a bespoke manner accounting for the strategy imposed by the other side. I would definitely engage Mariam again, in fact I would insist my solicitor tries to ensure Mariam is available for any future hearing where i require representation.

Mr A. S, UxbridgeLay Client

It is true to say that Mariam has saved both mine and my family's lives. I contacted Mariam at the very last minute giving her literally a matter of 3 weeks to help me with the most appalling of situations. Mariam told me "you have me now, I've got you and I will fight for your family as if they were my own". And she did. I have not felt like 'another case' for Mariam, she gave importance to my situation, made my problems her own and has breathed passion into her work for me. Mariam has worked relentlessly for me over the last 10 weeks and has encouraged me to contact her at anytime. she always responds... and with both encouragement and advice. Nothing has been too much trouble for her. Mariam has held me up emotionally, has given me hope and strength and has listened intently to everything I have said. She has left no stones unturned. Mariam is brilliant, certainly as a forthcoming, smart working barrister but equally as a human being who has helped to restore my faith (and my family's) in humanity during this immensely crippling time for us. No amount of money can buy or repay what Mariam has brought to our lives. Thank you Mariam, for everything.

ElisePublic Access

Hi Mariam The work you did for me today was fantastic you put my mind at ease and although l wasn't sure i did the right thing while i was at court when l arrived home i was happy l made it Thank you so much for all your help l wish you well in the future Kind regards

Ms JNLay Client

Dear Mia, Thank you very much for your kind help and support today at Court. It was very nice meeting you. Apologies again for my delay in getting there. Thank you for all the hard work and efforts to reach a settlement and for your kind consideration and expert advice. I shall update you and follow-up with as necessary for the Final Hearing.

Ms MALay Client

Mia is a Very professional and sharp advocate..very punctual and pay attention to detail. Thanks for representing me today at isleworth crown court.

Mr VMLay Client

Just a quick email about Mia, from day one of speaking with and then later meeting her in person, Mia she has been professional, knowledgeable and approachable. Nothing is to much trouble for her and her advice and support have been of the up most value to me. She has replied to all my many questions in a timely manner with responses that have allayed my fears and put my mind at rest. But for me above all this Mia is a nice person who genuinely cares about the people she is representing, I have never had the feeling from her that I am just another client. I would have no hesitation about recommending or using clerks room direct in the future and especially Mia. Thank you for your help so far with my case.

Mr LMLay Client

Dear Mariam, I just wanted to say on record a massive thank you to yourself and to Sam for setting the meeting up. I was so stressed as you’re aware but your help at such short notice was nothing short of biblical. I can’t put into words how much easier you made the situation and I’ll be forever in your debt. Your professional approach was outstanding and I would recommend you to anyone. If there is anywhere I can assist to put public comment to recommend you please advise. The most many of Thanks

Mr ACLay Client

I wanted to thank Mariam El-Sobky for her kind and professional support in reaching conclusion of a very difficult civil litigation situation. Mariam rapidly understood what was a complex case incisively finding and then communicating the critical points to the court which resulted in the outcome that we all hoped for. In addition Mariam has provided key information in the context of my representing solicitor being closed down by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority enabling me to communicate directly with the county court and maintain visibility in an opaque environment as I patiently await the finalisation of papers and resolution of what has been a horror story. Mariam I am extremely grateful for your representation through this difficult time.

Mr SDBLay Client

Dear Mia, Thank you very much for your kind help and support today at Court. It was very nice meeting you. Apologies again for my delay in getting there. Thank you for all the hard work and efforts to reach a settlement and for your kind consideration and expert advice. Best Regards, Margaret

Ms MALay Client

I wanted to thank Mariam El-Sobky for her kind and professional support in reaching conclusion of a very difficult civil litigation situation. Mariam rapidly understood what was a complex case incisively finding and then communicating the critical points to the court which resulted in the outcome that we all hoped for. Mariam I am extremely grateful for your representation through this difficult time.

Mr S.D.Public Access Client

I honestly can not thank you enough for everything you have done for me, not only have you been my barrister but also my friend throughout and kept me going. By the time I found you I lost all hope of seeing my son again, but you made it all possible and gave me hope. 

It's not just a job to you, you put your own time and effort into your cases where as most would just do bare minimum, you make sure you do as much as you possibly can and put your heart into every case.

You are my hero, and I couldn't of got anywhere near where I am today without you. 

I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a direct access barrister! 

You made it so I can see my son, for that I will never be able to Thank you enough!

Mr SW

Mariam for the first time since 2019 after meeting few lawyers, I actually felt some peace today, I felt you heard me, I hate and don’t want to pour my emotions on anyone but this is Khan’s abuse, state failure and lawyer’s cost has really affected me, I developed PTSD. My memory has shown signs of decline due to stress. I gained more than 3 stone since, my life has no quality and at times I feel suicidal then rise above it. I know I can’t let my faith down.

Ms RH

I would like to highly recommend Mia. Her advise and continuous amazing support throughout a sensitive family court matter. A High professional service. Thank you So So So much. A review can not express how thankful and grateful I really am. 

Mr T

I highly recommend Mariam El-Sobky an excellent family Barrister. I instructed her recently in a family contact proceeding and she was excellent.

Anonymous

Mariam El Sobky is everything I need in a barrister and more. Compassionate, warm and will go above and beyond for her client. More than that, she clearly knows her stuff and is a force to be reckoned with in court, a passionate advocate who inspires hope and positivity to what seems an impossible situation. Cannot recommend highly enough and look forward to continuing to work with you.

SA

Thank you so much Sam and I am extremely thankful to Mariam!! Congratulations well done!! Amazing outcome not only they set aside the 6,000 pounds wasted cost order, Mariam manages to claim the 1500 pounds cost back. Amazing, she is so powerful! I am over the moon! My case is been in a tunnel for a very long time and today I can say that I finally see the light. I highly recommend her service to anyone. Mariam is a big asset to the company. God Bless you always and I will be forever grateful for your services, words is not enough to express my heartfelt thanks and happiness to you, more power

Ms SW

I cannot thank you enough your closing submission was amazing you actually told the court what was going on without mincing your words I’ve never had that before. I feel that my legal representation all the way through this have just agreed with each other and not spoken up enough to highlight my very real worries about this mans behaviour towards myself and Scarlett. I honestly think your submission made a huge difference as I could see the judge was picking up on a lot of what you had brought up and did highlight that he has abused me in the past and that must not go unnoticed. She was also very against the idea that I was alienating. We have a care order with the same guardian for 12 months and she wants us to attend family therapy which I’m not crazy about but will do if I have to.

Miss MP Child Arrangements

An absolute pleasure to deal with - First Rate. I had the absolute privilege of dealing with Sam Morgan as Senior Clerk and Mariam El-Sobky as counsel in what was a very sensitive family court matter. The service was expedient, courteous and very professional with a highly satisfactory result (for all parties) obtained thanks in no small part to their absolute diligence and extensive knowledge and expertise in the salient field. They made a very difficult situation a lot better. It is wholeheartedly that I totally recommend them.

Father in NMO proceedings (Family Law Act)

We had Mia for our hearing and she was excellent, very supportive and her knowledge was amazing - well done Mia we couldn’t have done this without you; we will be forever grateful

Ms JJ & GJ

I use Clerksroom Direct for all our requirements now.

Sam, Rory and the team are so helpful and efficient and really are second to none. They always strive to help and are an integral part of our business.

Mariam El-Sobky (MES) was recommended to me by Rory in relation to a personal matter that I wanted some advice on. MES called me the same day and was so kind and emphatic, I really felt like she understood my predicament and she provided me with excellent advice. Since, i have utilised her for my most important and valuable clients and she has been a class act from start to finish not only displaying the human qualities that most barristers lack but in being tenacious and achieving the right results.

MES is a formidable advocate; eloquent and smart with a way of endearing the court to her. She has a brilliant legal and strategic mind and is truly 'in the corner' of her clients. I cannot praise this lady enough and I know my clients feel the same way.

Thank you again.

Mr AE

I would like to thank you all at Clearksroomdirect for all the attention and hard work given to me. In special to Marian El-Sobky and Sam Morgan. They are not only excellent professionals, but beautiful human beings willing to go an extra mile in order to help.

I highly recommend Mariam El-Sobky to any father looking for a skilled Barrister to put your case forward. She is hard working, extraordinary talented, intelligent and effective Barrister in and out of the courtroom with a very kind manner and compassion.

Mr RP

THANK YOU so much Mia 

You are so very kind and reassuring as you made my day please 

Mr S

I cannot thank you enough your closing submission was amazing you actually told the court what was going on without mincing your words I’ve never had that before. I feel that my legal representation all the way through this have just agreed with each other and not spoken up enough to highlight my very real worries about this mans behaviour towards myself and Scarlett. I honestly think your submission made a huge difference as I could see the judge was picking up on a lot of what you had brought up and did highlight that he has abused me in the past and that must not go unnoticed

Ms MP

Mariam you are one special lady and we can’t begin to thank you enough for what you did for us today, thank you so much… we are both overwhelmed about the happenings today and of course C needs to digest this… C hasn’t had contact with you the way we have and she said how professional you were… our angel… anyway thank you so much for your help and let’s hope in September when we have the next and final hearing we can all put this to bed and hopefully life can return as normal…x

Ms C

Thank you very much for your kind help and support today at Court.  It was very nice meeting you.  Apologies again for my delay in getting there.  Thank you for all the hard work and efforts to reach a settlement and for your kind consideration and expert advice.  

Ms MSA

I found Mariam to have a superior balance between being professional and personable. She immediately made me comfortable with her presence and exhibited warmth and understanding within the bounds of maintaining professionalism required to the circumstances and her role as a barrister.

I am not a legal professional but I noticed that Mariam had expertise that I found to be far superior to other barristers i have engaged in the past. Some of whom were called to the bar many years before Mariam and who have had much greater experience in dealing with cases. I have been represented poorly in my opinion with the very first solicitors i engaged for financial settlement and the barristers they recommended simply did not explain in detail the proceedings, what is expected of me with certain case outcomes. In contrast, Mariam took time to explain to me the entire process, what is expected of me, what I should be doing to help my case and how the process will likely turn out provided I commit to the outcomes of the hearing. I found myself to trust her and her advice and felt she had a very good understanding of the law and legal proceedings.

As mentioned above, Mariam is warm, friendly and made me feel at ease immediately on a day that was a culmination of a long, tedious and stressful process. Not having worked on my case before, she made me feel like she understood not only what had transpired to date, but also how stressed and upset I felt about it. She managed my expectations expertly and i trusted that she would represent me with a knowledge of what I have been through emotionally and mentally. Mariam juggled aggression in how she represented my case, with warmth and understanding in a way I haven't seen during my case. I even mentioned to her that no counsel has fought for my case in the way she had. I truly appreciated how she seemed to take my case on, at relatively short notice, with passion and belief. She did no exhibit any judgement on my faults, my doubts or mistakes I had made, but gave me sound advice and fair criticism where required.

I believe there is a difference in understanding the law and understanding the law in how it works for an individual. Mariam has an excellent grasp on the latter. She advised me and guided me on matters that I dont have expert knowledge in and managed to advise me in a bespoke manner accounting for the strategy imposed by the other side.

I would definitely engage Mariam again, in fact I would insist my solicitor tries to ensure Mariam is available for any future hearing where i require representation.

Mr AS

Pam and I would like to convey our full and sincere appreciation to Mia, for the way she handled this case on behalf of Mr and Mrs Bridge.

Her attention to detail and her personal sensitivity to the concerns, issues and experiences of the parents involved was exemplary throughout.

We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mia to other clients of Clerksroom Direct.

We do, of course, trust that we will never find ourselves supporting a family in similar circumstances again!

However, if we do then we would have every confidence in contacting Clerksroom Direct and requesting Mia's expertise and support once again.

Mr BC & Mrs PC

This lady is the real deal - Warm, Personable and Professional.  I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as you will not be let down in any sense and will be treated with consistent compassion, honesty and respect throughout no matter what else she may be juggling at the time. Her knowledge is of course vast and she will be totally honest and realistic.  Has lived in the real world and knows how it all works.  Genuinely cares about you, your children and your case.

Ms JL

'As a McKenzie Friend, I accessed Mariam for one of my clients for a barrister review on their case. Mariam totally went the extra mile to provide a great service. She was honest and pragmatic in her approach, explained fully the strengths and weaknesses of the case and provided realistic suggestions to possible outcomes. I would certainly recommend and use her direct barrister access service again with other clients'.

Mr PK

I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to Mariam,  it was a difficult day for me but I felt very comfortable and reassured when working with Mariam.

Mr SB

Very happy with the service received throughout from Mariam and would use again. Mariam went above and beyond to help me with my case.

Ms D

For the record. Mariam has been fantastic and yesterday she was 100% professional as I was listening in on the legal minefield on a phone-call hearing in these surreal Covid days.

Mr G

Absolutely outstanding! Mia has that most rare of qualities in a barrister- she combines a formidable forensic intelligence with a genuine empathy and compassion for the people she helps. I have considerable experience of Barristers, both in my own case and in my 6 years as a McKenzie friend. I have yet to meet one with the qualities that Mia has naturally. I have to say that she pretty much saved my life when I was faced with with a cruel and painful final hearing and did not know where to turn . Whem Mia realised how low my mood had sunk she said pick up the phone anytime you are feeling that low. I was shocked as I have never heard anything like that from a barrister before. She also took it upon herself to clear up a few bits of paperwork for me with the other side as I was clearly not up to the task. When we actually went into court Mia was well prepared and able to fend off the most unpleasant attacks from the other side with the greatest of courtesy and patience. They looked like embarrassed amateurs by comparison. I don't think I would ever consider using anyone else if I need a barrister again. You simply don't get barristers who are excellent in court and also show a duty of care to their clients outside. When you pay for a barrister to represent you in court, you should, above all, feel protected in court. That has not always been the case with the barristers I have used. It has certainly been the case with Mia and I could not recommend her highly enough.

Mr DB

Very happy with the service received throughout from Mariam and would use again. Mariam went above and beyond to help me with my case.

Mr DT

For the record. Mariam has been fantastic and yesterday she was 100% professional as I was listening in on the legal minefield on a phone-call hearing in these surreal Covid days.

Mr GL

Dear Mariam Thank u for yesterday can't tell u how that's made me and family the result I will leave feed back as soon as I'm on laptop can't thank u enough ur a star thank u for helping fight for my little girl

Mr JD

I cannot thank you enough for giving up your time today to help us, you really are an angel in disguise and we can never repay you for what you have done, you are one in a million and our children are very lucky we have had your help

Ms GR

Thank you Mia, pleasure was all mine you done a brilliant job my children and I thank you so much really appreciate it.

Mr CW

Thank you for all your help with my case. We got a good result today and I really appreciate the support you gave me during such a stressful period in my life.

Miss RE

This lady is the real deal - Warm, Personable and Professional. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as you will not be let down in any sense and will be treated with consistent compassion, honesty and respect throughout no matter what else she may be juggling at the time. Her knowledge is of course vast and she will be totally honest and realistic. Has lived in the real world and knows how it all works. Genuinely cares about you, your children and your case. (Advice on child arrangements application 2019)

Miss JL

Want to thank you for today can’t tell you how happy i am your amazing and haven’t felt this happy for ages thank you so much.

Mr JL

Once again l cannot thank you enough for the amazing job done, fantastic result! Thank you!

RS

I am so grateful and forever indebted for all your support and help. You were fantastic to me on the court day.

SH

Thank you so much for today, I’m so grateful.

HC

Mia is a world class advocate who is extremely down to earth and relatable. She has assisted me greatly in my case and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her! She’s professional, knowledgeable and a true asset to anyone that instructs her. My case is a complex one with multiple issues but Mia has been able to get to grips with the issues quickly and advance my case appropriately. As a Litigant in Person this has been a very positive experience for me and as my case advances I will be sure to retain the services of Mia as my Barrister. I will also be sure to recommend Clerksroom to others. Thank you. Kind Regards,

Miss AT

I found Mariam to have a superior balance between being professional and personable. She immediately made me comfortable with her presence and exhibited warmth and understanding within the bounds of maintaining professionalism required to the circumstances and her role as a barrister. i am not a legal professional but I noticed that Mariam had expertise that I found to be far superior to other barristers i have engaged in the past. Some of whom were called to the bar many years before Mariam and who have had much greater experience in dealing with cases. I have been represented poorly in my opinion with the very first solicitors i engaged for financial settlement and the barristers they recommended simply did not explain in detail the proceedings, what is expected of me with certain case outcomes. In contrast, Mariam took time to explain to me the entire process, what is expected of me, what I should be doing to help my case and how the process will likely turn out provided I commit to the outcomes of the hearing. I found myself to trust her and her advice and felt she had a very good understanding of the law and legal proceedings. As mentioned above, Mariam is warm, friendly and made me feel at ease immediately on a day that was a culmination of a long, tedious and stressful process. Not having worked on my case before, she made me feel like she understood not only what had transpired to date, but also how stressed and upset I felt about it. She managed my expectations expertly and i trusted that she would represent me with a knowledge of what I have been through emotionally and mentally. Mariam juggled aggression in how she represented my case, with warmth and understanding in a way I haven't seen during my case. I even mentioned to her that no counsel has fought for my case in the way she had. I truly appreciated how she seemed to take my case on, at relatively short notice, with passion and belief. She did no exhibit any judgement on my faults, my doubts or mistakes I had made, but gave me sound advice and fair criticism where required. I believe there is a difference in understanding the law and understanding the law in how it works for an individual. Mariam has an excellent grasp on the latter. She advised me and guided me on matters that I dont have expert knowledge in and managed to advise me in a bespoke manner accounting for the strategy imposed by the other side. I would definitely engage Mariam again, in fact I would insist my solicitor tries to ensure Mariam is available for any future hearing where i require representation.

Mr AS

It is true to say that Mariam has saved both mine and my family's lives. I contacted Mariam at the very last minute giving her literally a matter of 3 weeks to help me with the most appalling of situations. Mariam told me "you have me now, I've got you and I will fight for your family as if they were my own". And she did. I have not felt like 'another case' for Mariam, she gave importance to my situation, made my problems her own and has breathed passion into her work for me. Mariam has worked relentlessly for me over the last 10 weeks and has encouraged me to contact her at anytime. she always responds... and with both encouragement and advice. Nothing has been too much trouble for her. Mariam has held me up emotionally, has given me hope and strength and has listened intently to everything I have said. She has left no stones unturned. Mariam is brilliant, certainly as a forthcoming, smart working barrister but equally as a human being who has helped to restore my faith (and my family's) in humanity during this immensely crippling time for us. No amount of money can buy or repay what Mariam has brought to our lives. Thank you Mariam, for everything.

Ms E

Hi Mariam The work you did for me today was fantastic you put my mind at ease and although l wasn't sure i did the right thing while i was at court when l arrived home i was happy l made it Thank you so much for all your help l wish you well in the future Kind regards

Ms JN

Dear Mia, Thank you very much for your kind help and support today at Court. It was very nice meeting you. Apologies again for my delay in getting there. Thank you for all the hard work and efforts to reach a settlement and for your kind consideration and expert advice. I shall update you and follow-up with as necessary for the Final Hearing.

Ms MA

Mia is a Very professional and sharp advocate..very punctual and pay attention to detail. Thanks for representing me today at isleworth crown court.

Mr VM

Just a quick email about Mia, from day one of speaking with and then later meeting her in person, Mia she has been professional, knowledgeable and approachable. Nothing is to much trouble for her and her advice and support have been of the up most value to me. She has replied to all my many questions in a timely manner with responses that have allayed my fears and put my mind at rest. But for me above all this Mia is a nice person who genuinely cares about the people she is representing, I have never had the feeling from her that I am just another client. I would have no hesitation about recommending or using clerks room direct in the future and especially Mia. Thank you for your help so far with my case.

Mr LM

Dear Mariam, I just wanted to say on record a massive thank you to yourself and to Sam for setting the meeting up. I was so stressed as you’re aware but your help at such short notice was nothing short of biblical. I can’t put into words how much easier you made the situation and I’ll be forever in your debt. Your professional approach was outstanding and I would recommend you to anyone. If there is anywhere I can assist to put public comment to recommend you please advise. The most many of Thanks

Mr AC

I wanted to thank Mariam El-Sobky for her kind and professional support in reaching conclusion of a very difficult civil litigation situation. Mariam rapidly understood what was a complex case incisively finding and then communicating the critical points to the court which resulted in the outcome that we all hoped for. In addition Mariam has provided key information in the context of my representing solicitor being closed down by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority enabling me to communicate directly with the county court and maintain visibility in an opaque environment as I patiently await the finalisation of papers and resolution of what has been a horror story. Mariam I am extremely grateful for your representation through this difficult time.

Mr SDB

I wanted to thank Mariam El-Sobky for her kind and professional support in reaching conclusion of a very difficult civil litigation situation. Mariam rapidly understood what was a complex case incisively finding and then communicating the critical points to the court which resulted in the outcome that we all hoped for. Mariam I am extremely grateful for your representation through this difficult time.

Mr S.D

Professional & academic

Mia is a Barrister of 19 years call (Lincolns Inn 2001) and now practises almost exclusively in family law (children and finances) with an emphasis on contested Children Act proceedings. She graduated in Law from the university of Northumbria. She did her Bar exams in Bristol and has a Masters degree in Law from Kingston University. She conducted her Pupillage in Plymouth and London where she has practised ever since.

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