Tel: 0191 232 1927 or 01642 247 569
Kossar regularly represents parents, CAFCASS and many of the region's Local Authorities in all Courts including the High Court. She is experienced in representing a child as a separate party in the proceedings. She is regularly instructed on behalf of the Children’s Guardian.
She has a wealth of experience in dealing with parents who lack capacity and dealing with vulnerable adults, those from ethnic minorities and those for whom English is not their first language where the use of interpreters is required. Kossar had a successful Immigration practice at the Bar before concentrating solely on Family Law and can speak conversational Urdu and Punjabi.
Kossar also has experience in cases involving claims where pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act for financial provision quite often combined with TOLATA applications.
Kossar has acted in a range of family finance cases whether they involve substantial sums or modest sums of money; she is known for using a sensible and realistic approach to enhance her negotiations. She is instructed at all stages of the family provision process from First Appointments (FDAs) to Final hearings.
Kossar is developing a practice in Sharia law.
Kossar has developed an interest and growing practice in mental health issues connected to her busy family practice including Court of Protection matters.
Kossar has delivered lectures to Resolution and Local Authority solicitors and social workers. She has conducted social work training for a number of local authorities in the region including training on the new PLO and recent Court of Appeal decisions.
Kossar is qualified to accept instructions directly from family law clients in both children law and matrimonial finance matters. Any such requests should be directed to her clerks in the first instance.