Djanan Kartal, née Ismail, Principal

Djanan qualified in 1990 and started the practice in 1993. A solicitor, with a very wide range of experience in all aspects of Family, Housing and Civil Litigation. An LAA accredited Supervisor with extensive experience in Family, Housing and a specialist in Domestic Violence Injunctions. Djanan is an accredited member of the Family Laws Advanced Panel specialising in Domestic Violence and Children. In particular Djanan has experience and knowledge of the issues around culture related pressures in particular on women and girls. Having acted for a very wide range of victims across the cultural spectrum sh ... Read More

Sharina Salam, Assistant Solicitor

Sharina is a Housing Solicitor who qualified in 2003. Sharina previously worked in legal aid practices and trained at a Law Centre which catered for under privileged clients. Sharina is an LAA Accredited Supervisor in Housing. As an experienced Housing Solicitor she is able to deal with a wide range of housing cases including disrepair, possession proceedings based on rent arrears and other grounds. Additionally she has assisted clients facing eviction accused of anti-social behaviour, illegal eviction and other causes of action. Sharina is also a solicitor who is experienced in Transfers of Tenancy’s ... Read More

Denise Ismail, Assistant Solicitor

Denise is a Solicitor and a Law graduate from Southbank University. Having completed her LPC at the College of Law in 2013 in Bloomsbury and admitted as a solicitor in 2019  Denise has extensive experience in Family Law. Denise is an invaluable member of the team having experience in Legal Aid and Family related matters with Ismail and Co and other legal aid firms. Denise will assess you for legal aid to see if you qualify and works under the direct supervision of Djanan.

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Carlene Reid, Legal Assistant

Carlene is an experienced legal assistant with Ismail and Co. With many years of experience in legal practice and legal aid she is an assistant to Djanan and Sharina. Carlene is an invaluable member of the team. Carlene will take your calls and queries and she will often be familiar with your file. She can also assess you for legal aid to see if you qualify. Carlene also has experience in Legal Accounts and manages the firm’s accounts using our software for Accounts DPS Cashier. Carlene also attends to all purchase and sales ledger of the practice.

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Nikki Reid, Admin Assistant

Nikki has been with firm for over 10 years and is an invaluable member of our admin team. Nikki provides assistance to Denise and Mahir. Nikki is an experienced assistant who can assess you over the telephone to see if you qualify for legal aid. Nikki is a friendly voice answering the phones and can provide guidance to callers and clients.

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