AI Magazine Issue 12 2018

42 Acquisition International - Issue 12 2018 Saba Jamal Hasan runs a unique practise that combines the integrity of traditional ethics with modern day business practises. We profile her fight for female equality as Jai Stern Solicitors is awarded the accolade of Best Boutique Law Firm – London in the Global Excellence 2018 Awards. he boutique law firm, Jai Stern Solicitors (also known as JS Solicitors) is situated in the City of London, with offices in Baker Street, Fleet Street and Willesden Green. With a highly skilled team of lawyers, bringing more than 20 year’s combined expertise to the table and speaking five different languages, it’s easy to see why JS Solicitors is a leader in delivering innovative, bespoke and accessible solutions to its clients. Providing advice and representation in complex legal matters to international clients, private companies, entrepreneurs and investors, the organisation also provides legal services in the areas of Immigration, Family, Personal Injury, Landlord and Tennant, Litigation, Appeals and Judicial Reviews. Self-described as offering an ‘accessible, transparent, reliable and accurate legal service’, the organisation is a big believer in the golden rule of treating others as you wish to be treated and highlights this as the dominating value in the way it handles client’s legal matters. Going the extra mile is a firm part of the company’s ethos and also etched into the very fabric to ensure that client care and professional diligence are always a priority. Contact: Saba Jamal Hussan Company: Jai Stern Solicitors Address: 111 High Road Willesden Green, London NW10 2SL Telephone: 0208 451 6266 Web Address: Advocating Change T 1808AI06 Saba Jamal Hasan qualified as a solicitor in 2014, having initially completed her LLB in 2004. She experienced the very real struggle that many graduates face in securing a contract in London and qualifying as a solicitor. The Law Society’s annual statistics reported in 2017 that, although women currently make up around 50% of all solicitors with practising certificates, only 6% of women make up the firm’s partners. Saba strongly believes that change has to come from within, so following two years of being partner in the firm she trained in, Wimbledon Solicitors, Saba applied for an exemption from Rule 13 (which requires three years PQE to supervise) and set up her own legal firm, JS Solicitors, in December 2016. The firm now boasts three branches across the capital city, and also grants training contracts of its own. Saba is also camp aligning to change the world for women everywhere, not just within the legal sector. She is certified as a scheme member, recognised by the Law society of England and Wales, in Immigration and Asylum and Personal Injury. She deals with a lot of cases of domestic violence involving practising Muslims who are brainwashed into believing that they are not victims and merely conforming to a way of life, which can be a frustrating endeavour due to the restrictions on women within the Islamic religion. This has led to Saba addressing Theresa May’s Sharia Law Review Panel in July of last year in an attempt to advocate change and in order to raise awareness for suffering women. It’s clear that Saba is a fighter, not only for equality for women, but to ensure that her thriving legal practise grows, flourishes and prospers to achieve the recognition it truly deserves. “...the organisation is a big believer in the golden rule of treating others as you wish to be treated and highlights this as the dominating value in the way it handles client’s legal matters.”