Our Team

Jawad Babar – Principal Solicitor LLB (Hons), LLM

Jawad Babar is a leading criminal law solicitor with particular legal specialism in defending  clients  facing serious criminal prosecution  Including  fraud, drug trafficking, regulatory and money laundering charges.  Jawad  has represented  many high-profile individuals who have needed expert advice on all aspects of  criminal law.

Jawad is based at the Manchester office where he has built up a strong reputation for providing first-class client care and extensive legal advice. Previously a partner with the renowned London based Stokoe Partnership, Jawad was able to lead a multitude of high profile, complex cases involving a vast array of speciality areas, including terrorism, serious organised crime and money laundering.

In September 2016, Jawad moved on to set up BMS Solicitors and has expanded his client base and area of focus, to include a number of major international and diplomatic affairs, involving high profile individuals from the Middle East and North Africa.

Jawad regularly conducts conferences with influential members of the global business community and advises on international, trade and immigration law.

A thoughtful, methodical lawyer, with a finite attention to detail, Jawad consistently provides accurate, critical and conclusive legal advice.

Languages spoken: English and Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

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Marvi Bijarani – Solicitor LLB ( Hons ), LLM


Marvi is a  Solicitor based at the Manchester branch and her specialisation is in the areas  of Criminal Defence, Litigation and Advocacy.


She has previously worked at high profile commercial firms in the Civil department, before she successfully completed her Training Contract at BMS Solicitors.


Since her time at BMS Solicitors she has gained extensive experience by senior legal staff. She has worked on major Criminal Cases with the Principal solicitor Mr Jawad Babar.


She is a Accredited Police Station Representation and her case load covers  Murder, Serious Criminal Offences including Supply of Drugs, Fraud, Sexual offences and Money Laundering.


She has the expertise and knowledge to deal with  all serious criminal offences and has a good affinity to understand the needs of her clients be they at the Police Station,  Magistrates Court  or Crown Court.


Languages spoken: English, Urdu and Hindi.




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Waqas Hussain – Solicitor LLB (Hons), LLM

Waqas is a solicitor based at the Manchester branch and primarily focuses on Criminal Defence work. Since joining BMS Solicitors Waqas has worked on many serious areas of crime vastly consisting of Banking Fraud, Firearms and Drug offences. He has also had significant experience In Public Order offences and most recently was instructed on a high-profile violent disorder attracting the attention of the media.

This area involves advising clients in both the magistrates and Crown Court in addition to the preparation of complex cases for Counsel ensuring that his clients are provided with an exceptional service.

With a reputation for meticulous attention to detail, an exacting standard of service and a willingness to go above and beyond his duty, Waqas ensures that clients are always the priority and are treated as such.

Languages spoken English, Urdu and Punjabi

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Shahnaz Babar LL.B LL.M – Associate Solicitor

Shahnaz has a Masters Degree in Law specialising in Human Rights Law. She also passed her Legal Practice Course with a Commendation before qualifying as a Solicitor.

Shahnaz undertakes all types of Private Immigration work and has predominantly worked and built up an expertise in Family Reunion matters especially Partner, Children and Dependant Relative Applications from both within and outside the Immigration Rules.

She also has a wealth of experience in Spouse Entry Clearance visa applications.

Shahnaz has previously worked in Citizen’s Advice Bureau, North Greenwich Community Law Centre, Asian Women’s Resource Centre in Harlesden and Not For Profit Charity Organisations. She has strong links with community organisations who work with Refugees such as Rainbow Haven, Unity Community and Rethink, Rebuild Syrian Community Centre.

Shahnaz is fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

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Edna has worked at BMS Solicitors since the inception and launch of the company as Office Manager. As one of the original team members, her long standing understanding of the organisation and ability to utilise this understanding, her role is integral to the smooth running of the office.

Prior to working at BMS Solicitors, Edna has worked for other leading UK law firms, wherein she has gained her expansive experience.

As the first point of contact, Edna is able to empathise with, understand and listen to each individual who contacts the firm and then liaise with the appropriate team member to ensure the enquiry is handled in an efficient and pragmatic manner.

In addition to our professional and dynamic team

BMS Solicitors is able to draw on a close and extensive network of experts, including leading Queens Counsel, doctors, forensic accountants and engineers, who are all able to provide insight, advice and opinion in order to support your case, whether issuing proceedings or defending action taken against you or your business.

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