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Nadeem Aslam

A people’s champion, Nadeem prides himself on delivering a first class legal service and offering simple, straightforward advice. He challenges and looks deeper into the evidence until he is absolutely satisfied that he has achieved the best outcome for his clients. Called to the Bar in 1999, Nadeem travels throughout England and Wales to represent his clients in the County Courts, Magistrates Courts, Family Courts, Crown Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as appearing at Tribunals and Coroners’ Inquests.


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Nadeem Aslam BW

With 20 years of experience as a Barrister, Solicitor and Company Director, Nadeem takes a hands-on approach to resolving cases. He provides one point of contact from start to conclusion of a case, going above and beyond his clients’ expectations. A people’s champion, Nadeem prides himself on delivering a first-class legal service, offering simple, straightforward advice. He challenges and looks deeper into the evidence until he is absolutely satisfied that he has achieved the best outcome for his client or advised his client to make the right plea based on the evidence against them.

Growing up, Nadeem saw first-hand the impact the law can have on individuals, families and communities. He wanted to be able to help those who had a legal issue to find the best solution. Access to justice and fairness is what motivated him to complete the LLB Law Degree and the Bar vocational course and to qualify as a Barrister and Solicitor Advocate with higher rights of audience in all courts and in all areas. Nadeem is passionate about using his legal expertise to make sure that rights are protected and the rule of law is respected.

Nadeem is a member of the Human Rights Bar and speaks Mirpuri, Punjabi and Urdu alongside English.

Nadeem's Experience

Called in 1999

Public Access Accredited


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Civil Litigation

Nadeem's civil caseload includes complex and high value claims relating to business and commercial law. He is a highly experienced civil litigator and accept instructions to advise and represent clients across a wide range of civil disputes including the following areas:

  • Business and commercial law 
  • Media and defamation
  • Breach of contract
  • Property and land 
  • Trusts, wills and probate
  • Defamation, media, information and data protection law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Nadeem can be relied upon to offer pragmatic and realistic advice to his clients in relation to settlement in circumstances where that is a possibility, but is always prepared to fight hard for clients in contested trials and final hearings where he uses his forthright advocacy to excellent effect.

Family Law

Divorce & Financial Settlement

Nadeem has a great deal of experience advising and representing clients in relation to divorce and financial settlement proceedings. Nadeem's practice in this area includes dealing with cases involving high value and complex assets, including those held in businesses and property (including property held overseas). 

  • Business and property assets (including those held overseas)
  • High value and complex assets
  • Non-disclosure
  • Variation applications
  • Applications to intervene
  • Applications to enforce
  • Validity of Marriages

He has worked with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and is experienced in dealing with various cultural issues that arise from divorce proceedings. Nadeem offers specific experience when it comes to cases involving challenges to the validity of marriages with cross-jurisdictional aspects, including Sharia and Islamic marriages.

Children Act

Nadeem is routinely instructed to advise and represent clients in relation to contested child arrangement order proceedings and the injunctive remedies that such cases often involve, for example prohibited steps orders, non-molestation orders and occupation orders. Nadeem's caseload involves the following issues in family proceedings:

  • Child Arrangement Orders (contact and residence)
  • Parental responsibility
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Non-molestation and Occupation Orders
  • Applications to enforce
  • Domestic violence and substance abuse
  • Fact finding hearings

Nadeem offers considerable experience of proceedings featuring allegations of domestic violence and abuse (including substance abuse) and welcomes instructions to represent clients in contested fact-finding hearings. His criminal defence practice lends itself well to providing representation in contested hearings before the family court.

Employment & Regulatory Law

Nadeem is routinely instructed on proceedings in the Employment Tribunal and provides representation for clients in complex and high value claims. He can also be instructed to provide representation for clients at Judicial Mediations, and has succesfully helped a number of clients to reach early settlement on employment law claims.

Particular areas of expertise:

  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Constructive dismissal claims   
  • High value complex claims
  • Discrimination (of all kinds)
  • Personal injury claims
  • Professional regulatory matters

Nadeem has a reputation for detailed preparation, practical, down to earth advice, fearless cross-examination, and a prompt response to all professionals in all disciplines.

Personal Injury

Nadeem has specialised in all claims for injury, illness, accident or by medical negligence. In all areas, Nadeem’s focus is on achieving the best results for his clients.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Medical negligence
  • RTA
  • Slip, trips and falls
  • Fatality
  • Employers liability
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Nadeem Aslam, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Nadeem's Testimonials

Our client had developed a sudden and complete loss of eyesight, it was very difficult to prepare him for the upcoming trial. Nadeem went the extra mile and conducted in-person conferences to prepare him for the hearing. Nadeem was very personable, easy to work with and was able to put my client at ease who was very nervous due to his disability.

Nadeem is a ‘people’s person’, a counsel which an instructing solicitor could deal with in a relaxed manner. He aims to be as accessible as possible to his instructing solicitor and encourages them to phone him if they have any questions about the case outside any formal instructions. He was able to build a strong partnership between himself and his instructing solicitor which is essential to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. Any instructing solicitor should feel relaxed when instructing him. I am very grateful to him for his hard work on the case.

Heena Sheikh

Lincolns Legal Solicitors

I am grateful to have been allocated Nadeem as my representation. Not only did he go above and beyond to ensure he clearly understood the facts of my case, he also put me at ease and provided me with a sense of security so I could put my trust in him during a very difficult process for me.

Barry Hurson

Lay client

We recently instructed Nadeem Aslam in a family law matter and I am very impressed by his professionalism and determination to get the desired result. I would like to share my experience with you as it may help other legal professionals when they are looking for a reliable counsel. 

Nadeem was extremely dedicated to the case. He thinks ‘outside the box’ and finds other ways to grapple with issues and ensures that no stone is left unturned in the hearing prep.

Heena Sheikh

Lincolns Legal Solicitors



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