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.
Mitali is a member for Resolution's Legal Aid Committee and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Mitali co-authored an article on Family Law Week with Chris Barnes, Barrister at 4 Paper Buildings, which considers the Judge's findings in the case of Re Q (Child: Interim Care Order: Jurisdiction)  EWHC 512 (Fam). in which they represented the Father https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed199690
"Very thorough, knowledgeable and has empathy with clients. Mitali Zakaria always fights to the last – she is a good person to have with you rather than against you, and is very knowledgeable''
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021 London edition.