Maryam is a popular choice amongst lay and professional clients for her detailed preparation, fearless advocacy in court and personable nature. She is a compassionate listener who fights for her clients with determination and gets great results.
Maryam has experience in a wide range of criminal offences. She has defended in cases of conspiracy to supply firearms, politically motivated offending from terrorism to protest, financial crime, fraud and regulatory matters, serious violence, sexual offences, drugs supply and cultivation with crossover immigration aspects.
She worked on several high-profile terrorism cases during her secondment with Reprieve, representing leaders of political parties sanctioned as terrorists by the US and UK. She was part of a team that brought the first due process challenge in the US against the inclusion of a US citizen on a “Kill List”, whilst reporting on the conflict in Syria. She has a strong interest in cases involving the conflict in Yemen and legal challenges to the use of state extrajudicial killing by drones and/or mercenaries.
Maryam is experienced in advising on appeals against conviction and sentence before the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal.
Maryam has become specialised in the cross examination of police officers. After several successes where her clients have been acquitted of obstructing/assaulting police, she now advises on civil action in findings of unlawful conduct.