We are proud to play our part in nurturing the next generation of barristers and are honoured that the Unit Chambers’ pupils are some of the most talented and exciting professionals in the UK.
Lyana Grace Chan
Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that Lyana Grace Chan will be joining the team on a reduced six month pupillage. One of the most likeable solicitors in the North West she will be a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and will bring a wide range of experience and expertise in all aspects of family law. In addition, Lyana has spent a considerable amount of her practice working on civil litigation as well as adult and mental health. She will join Unit Chambers on 30th November.
Lyana graduated with an LLB from Staffordshire University in 1998 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2006 after working as a paralegal and trainee solicitor in North Wales. She passed her Bar Transfer Test in 2016 and was called to the Bar earlier this year as a member of Gray’s Inn. She has an in-depth and dynamic knowledge of the workings of local authority children’s services having worked as part of the child protection and adult social services team of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for the past 14 years.
Outside of work Lyana loves spending time with her family, especially her two young children, as well as horse riding, keeping fit and baking.
Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that Amjad Kadhim will be joining the team on a twelve month pupillage. Amjad is a familiar and friendly face across the Liverpool family law scene as he is currently a family court clerk and paralegal at MSB Solicitors. He has recently undertaken advocacy on behalf of fee earners in several hearings in the Family Court which include non-molestation applications and return hearings. He will join Unit Chambers on November 1st.
Amjad graduated with an LLB from Newcastle University in 2017 and in addition passed his Bar Professional Training Course from Northumbria University in 2018. He was founder and President of the Newcastle University Bar Society and was also an Ambassador for the Street Law Pro Bono Programme.
Outside of work, Amjad has a keen interest in fitness and trains in different martial arts. He is also a keen writer of screenplays in both film and television.
Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that Natasha Khalique will be joining the team on a twelve month pupillage. Natasha has been a County Court Advocate with LPC Law for the past 2 years and is now a veteran of over 825 hearings across the Northern Circuit . Prior to that she was a fee earning Paralegal at Stewarts LLP in London. Natasha is passionate about family law especially child related matters. She enjoys appearing before District Judges representing claimants and defendants in hearings as well as liaising with solicitors. She will join Unit Chambers on 1st March 2021.
Natasha graduated in Biology (BSc) from Queen Mary University of London in 2012. She continued with her Masters studies achieving a Distinction in Cardiovascular Science from University College London with a thesis focusing on Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health. Additionally, Natasha passed her Bar Professional Training Course and Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP School of Law in 2016. She is a committee member of the Middle Temple Young Barristers Association for the Northern Circuit and is a regular volunteer at Refugee Action in Manchester.
Outside of work, Natasha has a keen interest in fitness and is currently qualifying as a personal trainer. She recently completed her first triathlon and also enjoys tennis, running and rowing.