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| DOOR TENANT | Zimran | Samuel

Call Year: 2008
Qualifications: LLM Human Rights (University College London)
BA Hons Law and Anthropology (London School of Economics)
Areas of Practice: Children Law and Human Rights
Tel: 0161 817 6377

Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year

Family Law Awards 2014

"Zimran has a thriving practice in family law, with sources noting his specialism in children's law, often with a human rights or international element. He is a young man who will go far and is excellent at what he does"

Chambers and Partners 2014


Zimran is a specialist in children law and human rights. He practices predominately in the High Court.

He is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) and has assisted the BHRC with litigation in Nepal and Pakistan. He is currently undertaking work for several international organisations including UNICEF.

Zimran is licensed to accept Direct Public Access work.

Reported and Notable Cases


Notable Seminars

  • Speaker on honour based violence, Annual Family Law Conference, 8th October 2015 .
  • FGM Law and Practice, Seminar with Sir James Munby, 15th October 2015, The Law Society Reading Room .
  • FGM Protection Orders - what impact on girls at risk?   Seminar alongside Seema Malhotra MP (Shadow Minister, Violence against Women and Girls), 16th July 2015, Doughty Street Chambers, London .
  • SOAS pro bono week, Monday, February 23,  Brunei Gallery, London .
  • International Summit on Legal Needs of Street Youth, participated in an international summit held at Barker and Mckenzie in London on 16-17 June to explore issues in which the law specifically impacts street youth, runaways and homeless youth.
  • Keynote speaker at the Saakshi Project, Katmandu, Nepal, 13th February 2015.
  • Update Brussels ii Revised Regulation, 42 Bedford Row, 30th October 2014.
  • Public Law Update: Hot Topics Kent Children’s Services ,  Monday 21st July 2014, Sessions House, Maidstone
  • Discussion with Asma Jahangir , Tuesday 03 September 2013, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Forced Marriages: Law and Practice, 18th October 2012, Bindmans LLP in London.
  • European Court of Human Rights, 16th April 2012, NewYork City Bar Association, New York City.
  • Law and Conflict in Kashmir, 31st October 2011, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 23rd November 2010, University of Manchester (Samuel Alexander Theatre).
  • The Participation of Children in the Family Courts, seminar presented at the University of Cambridge, 9th June 2010.


  • Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights
  • Bar Human Rights Committee (Elected member of the Executive Committee)             
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Unicef
  • International Committee, Northern Circuit (Secretary, 2012)


  • Moroccan Children’s Trust
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit


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Call Year: 2008

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