Mitali Zakaria is a Partner and Head of the Children and Family Department which she established in 2012. The department has grown during this time under her guidance and expertise despite the family legal aid cuts in 2013. She is a well-established family solicitor, having worked exclusively in this area since qualifying in 2000.
Mitali has expertise in all areas of family law. She undertakes advocacy at all levels of Court, including the High Court.
Mitali is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, representing Children and Adults, an accredited member of Resolution with a specialism in Private Children Law and Domestic Abuse. She is also a trained Mediator. Mitali has many links with the local community as well as domestic abuse groups and regularly delivers training courses on developments to law.
Mitali represents parents and children through their Guardians as well as older children separately in care proceedings. Many of these cases involve complex non-accidental injuries and physical and sexual abuse.
Mitali has been instructed on high profile “radicalisation cases” as a result of her reputation and expertise in this area of law.
In her spare time, Mitali enjoys cooking, gardening and keeping fit. Mitali grew up in Jersey and therefore speaks some French and is fluent in Bengali. Mitali also gained a Private Pilot’s license in 1998 and enjoys travelling the world.