Jamal was called to the Bar in 2012 by The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He studied law at De Montfort University and undertook the BPTC at Nottingham Law School. Jamal completed a common law pupillage, with an emphasis on Family and Criminal law, at chambers in Peterborough before joining KCH Garden Square in October 2016. Jamal now practises in Family law.
Jamal has developing experience and is instructed primarily in public and private children cases, with a particular focus on all types of multi-day final hearings. He takes instructions from all parties including the most vulnerable of clients (often via the official solicitor) intervenors and also local authorities.
Jamal has become well known for his exceptional client care and attention to detail when reporting back to those instructing. His workload often includes, but is not limited to dealing with a wide range of issues such as neglect, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, non-accidental injury, international child abduction, female genital mutilation, and parental alienation.
In addition to this, many of Jamal’s matters involve international elements and he is always keen to understand cultural sensitives and to highlight cultural differences in parenting. He is often able to bring these matters to the forefront of people’s minds when presenting cases of this nature in court.
Jamal has completed the direct access to barristers’ course so he is able to accept instructions from members of the public on a public access basis.
Jamal is committed to diversity at the Bar and is a member of Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee and is a Co-Founder of BME at The Bar, a Midlands based group of Black Barristers who seek to increase the number of Black practitioners within the profession.
Jamal is the Assistant Circuit Junior for the Midland Circuit 2020 – 2021 after being invited by Michael Duck QC.
Jeffers-Nunn Leicester University Award
Oliver, along with family practitioner Jamal Jeffers, established a new award at the University of Leicester in an effort to boost diversity at the Bar.
The Award, which will be first granted in the 2021 academic year, will be granted each year to a student in their second year of study of a Law Degree at Leicester Law School and provide financial assistance covering approximately two years’ worth of textbooks as well as mentorship from both Jamal and Oliver. The recipient, selected on academic merit, will have aspirations of practising at the Bar and be from a demographic which is under-represented in the profession.
Jamal and Oliver hope that the Award will help to boost diversity in the profession and aid social mobility, an objective rightly pursued by the likes of The Bar Council of England and Wales, KCH Garden Square and the Midland Circuit’s Social Mobility Committee.