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Kaleel Anwar

Partner, Manchester, Preston & Stockport

Recognised as ‘excellent’ and ‘thoroughly professional’ by the Legal 500, I have extensive experience in all areas of family law and consistently strive to deliver the best client service in the most expedient and cost efficient manner. As a Sharia Family Law and divorce specialist, I am often instructed in complex cases by Muslim clients from around the world.


Kaleel practises in all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on divorce and financial remedy proceedings. He has advised celebrities and members of the Royal family (outside the jurisdiction of England and Wales) and dealt with cases involving a wide range of issues, including the ownership of multi-million pound businesses and company assets, pre/post-nuptial agreements often involving an international element.

Kaleel regularly appears on TV, is quoted in the press and conducts Radio interviews discussing family law. His recent appearances include Sky News, Channel 5 News, The Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian, BBC London & Classic FM.

Islamic Legal Services – Sharia Family Law

Kaleel provides Sharia compliant advice to national and international Muslim clients seeking advice in relation to Islamic divorce including Talaq, Khulla and resulting financial (Mehr) claims.

He previously headed the Islamic Family Law division within an international firm at their offices on Chancery Lane in London and Manchester to provide a bespoke, holistic family law service tailored to Muslim client needs.

He has a particular interest in and vast experience of cases concerning the Sub-Continent (South Asia), the Middle East & East Asia.

Kaleel is able to advise clients in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Pathwari languages, in Manchester, Preston, Stockport, across the UK and overseas.

Children Law

Kaleel is a children law specialist. His practice focuses on representing parents who are often locked into fraught and highly contentious child arrangements order (custody/residence/child contact) disputes, specialising in domestic and international relocation cases. His particular skills lie in advising parties in intractable and alienated parent cases involving serious allegations of drug addiction, emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
International Movement of Children.

Kaleel is regularly instructed for cases held in the High Court relating to child abduction matters and cases concerned with the international movement of children, Hague and non Hague, Inherent Jurisdiction, Wardship, and Brussels IIR.


Kaleel approaches cases with empathy and an amicable agreement. Where this isn’t possible he is a robust and firm litigator to ensure the best outcome for his clients.

Training & Employment

Kaleel was educated at Balderstone School and Liverpool Law School. He was a Peter Ogden Trust Scholar and prior to relocating to Manchester worked at a top City firm on Chancery Lane in London specialising in family law. He has worked in family law for 10 years and qualified as a solicitor in 2012.

Outside of Work

Kaleel has a keen interest in theatre and the arts. He has performed at the Royal Opera House and many other prestigious venues in and outside of London. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an associate artist with the BBC.

Notable Cases

Kaleel was instructed by one of the parties in the case of: Harrow v A [2014] EWHC 303 (Fam) which has been internationally reported by the press.
He has also worked on various highly confidential cases involving celebrities and members of the Royal family outside of the UK.

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