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Usman Tariq
Ampersand Advocates
Naeema Yaqoob Sajid
Solicitor and founder of Diversity
Sheekha Saha
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Omar Ali
Harper Macleod LLP
Imran Bashir 
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Usman is an Advocate at the Scottish Bar. He is a member of Ampersand Advocates and the Faculty of Advocates. He has extensive experience of high-value and complex commercial disputes. He is appointed as a Standing Junior counsel to the UK Government. He has appeared at all levels of the Scottish court system, including the UK Supreme Court. 

 

He was named by the Legal 500 as Junior Counsel of the Year 2019 for the Scottish Bar. He was named as Advocate of the Year at The Law Awards of Scotland 2017. He is ranked as a leading lawyer in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 UK Bar Guides in multiple practice areas. He called to the Bar as the Faculty’s Lord Reid scholar for 2010/2011. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the University of Cambridge.

To contact Usman please use our online form or email Usman directly at

usman.tariq@advocates.org.uk

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. Naeema has recently set up a business consultancy, called 

Diversity+.  

To contact Naeema please use our online form or email her directly at: naeemaysajid@gmail.com

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.

 

To contact Sheekha please use our online form or email Sheekh directly at s.saha@cne-siar.gov.uk

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 2020 Edition, the leading guide to law firms in the UK.

To contact us please use our online form or email Omar directly at 

Omar.Ali@harpermacleod.co.uk

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.

To contact us please use our online form or email Imran directly at Imran.Bashir@copfs.gov.uk