Naeema Yaqoob Sajid
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Harper Macleod LLP
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Usman is an Advocate at the Scottish Bar. He is a member of Ampersand Advocates. He specialises in commercial litigation with particular expertise in intellectual property and insolvency disputes. He is a Standing Junior counsel to the UK Government in Scotland. He was named by the Legal 500 as Junior Counsel of the Year 2019 for the Scottish Bar.”
Naeema commenced her legal career as a political researcher and thereafter policy advisor before embarking on her traineeship with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Naeema served as a Procurator Fiscal Depute for several years before moving in to private practice, were she specialised in family law. Naeema practised family law exclusively for 12 years and was a former partner at Drummond Miller and Aberdein Considine. She was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Family Law and as a Family Law Mediator.
Naeema is recognised for her excellent advocacy and negotiation skills, and has appeared in Sheriff Courts the length and breadth of Scotland.
Naeema is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Family Law Sub Committee and a former trustee of Family Mediation Lothian's.
In August 2019, Naeema retired from private practice to concentrate on her family life and devote more time to her volunteering roles.
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Sheekha is a solicitor with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, based in their Stornoway office. She has practised as a solicitor across the wide range of local authority work, but for the last 13 years has specialised in social work law covering both Children & Families and Community Care & Adult Services. Sheekha is an active member of The Law Society of Scotland and is a serving elected Member of the Society's Council.
Omar is a Partner in the Energy and Natural Resources team at Harper Macleod and has over 15 years experience in the energy sector acting for developers, investors and funders' in large and small scale renewable energy projects including onshore and offshore wind, hydro, solar pv and energy storage .
Omar is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" in the field of Energy in the Legal 500 2019 Edition, the leading guide to law firms in the UK.
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Imran is a Senior Procurator Fiscal Depute with over 15 years experience working for Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. He has worked in a wide range of areas within COPFS and has substantial criminal court experience. He is the Race Ambassador for COPFS.