Meet the Team


Our Legal Team are here to help you.

Arthur Barnes

Arthur Barnes

Partner

Arthur is the founding partner of Barnes Solicitors. He qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and prior to forming Barnes Solicitors was the Senior Partner of a City Law Firm for over twelve years.

Arthur specialises in litigation and is instructed by businesses and national organisations on litigation matters varying from Court of Appeal matters to general day to day dispute resolution. He is seen as one of the leading solicitors acting for tenants in Housing Disrepair claims in London.


David Morris

David Morris

Solicitor

David qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 after working within the legal profession for a period of 7 years and after graduating from both University with an LLB in Law and the College of Law in Chester. In David’s early legal career he specialised in personal injury litigation dealing a variety of matters including noise induced hearing loss, low velocity impact and fraud as well as both employers’ and public liability cases.

Over the course of the last five years, David helped build and lead a litigation department within a well-established practice dealing with landlord & tenant litigation, with a particular focus on assisting tenants who were living in accommodation that had fallen into disrepair. David has developed an extensive knowledge of the law surrounding disrepair and enjoys good working relationships with those regularly appointed to represent the largest social landlords based in London; enabling him to deal with matters swiftly.

David was thrilled to join Barnes Solicitors in February 2021. He hopes to build on his past experience and success and to help his clients achieve successful outcomes with as little difficulty as possible.


Afshan Ladha

Afshan Ladha

Assistant Solicitor

Afshan qualified as a solicitor in 2018 specializing in personal injury and civil litigation, her route to qualify was via CILEX which meant that the practice areas were niche to her working environment and competency based over a period of 8 years.

However following her admission Afshan has continued to develop her existing experience in personal injury as well as expand and develop in other areas of contentious and non contentious law. Recently Afshan has managed eviction cases for private landlords from inception to enforcement.

Afshan joined Barnes Solicitors in March 2022 and is excited to develop further in the area of landlord and tenant disputes and housing disrepair.


Hasan Khizar

Hasan Khizar

Assistant Solicitor

Hasan completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

Hasan has worked predominantly in housing law, and qualified as a solicitor in 2021. He has recently joined the team at Barnes Solicitors.

Hasan has an avid cricket fan and enjoys playing for his local borough.

Hasan is fluent in Urdu.


Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka Kumar

Trainee Solicitor

Priyanka graduated with her LPC LLM in Legal Practice at the University of Law in 2020.

She has gained experience through her work in law firms in the areas of clinical negligence, personal injury and civil litigation.

Priyanka joined Barnes Solicitors in February 2021 and having started as a Legal Assistant, she is now a Trainee Solicitor currently working in the Housing Disrepair and Civil Litigation team.

Priyanka is fluent in English and Hindi. Outside of work Priyanka enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.


Zaara Ahmed

Zaara Ahmed

Legal Assistant

Zaara graduated from City University of London in 2021 and studied Law with International Law LLB (Hons). She is currently a Legal Assistant in the Housing Disrepair Department.

Zaara also has a background in pharmacy. In her free time she enjoys archery, travelling, cooking and occasionally volunteers for rescuing cats in her local area. Zaara is proficient in Punjabi and Urdu.


John Broadbent

John Broadbent

Legal Assistant

John is a Legal Assistant in the Housing Disrepair Department.


Eva Duran

Eva Duran

Legal Assistant

A qualified Spanish lawyer, Eva Duran completed an LLM in International Law, Trade and Transport at London Metropolitan University.

She has gained experience through her work in English law firms in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, International Transport Law, Commercial Arbitration, Personal Injury and Housing Disrepair. She currently assists Arthur Barnes in Housing Disrepair matters.

Eva is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


James Greenwood

James Greenwood

Legal Assistant

James is a Legal Assistant working in Housing Disrepair matters.

James graduated with a Masters in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London in 2016. Since then he has worked in the housing disrepair sector for more than two years.

When not at work, James enjoys eating out at interesting restaurants. He is a keen sports fan and an avid skier.


Samita Kaur

Samita Kaur

Legal Assistant

Samita is a Legal Assistant working in the Housing Disrepair Department.

Samita graduated from SOAS, University of London with a LLB (Hons) degree in 2019.

Outside of work, Samita volunteers for the London Welfare Homeless Team and regularly organises outreach events to help the homeless.


Sarina Mahmi

Sarina Mahmi

Legal Assistant

Having graduated from University of Plymouth with a LLB (Hons) degree, Sarina Mahmi is a high achieving academic who has excelled working as a Legal PR executive as well as having exposure to working with the Magistrates’ Court.

Sarina is a Legal Assistant specialising in Housing Disrepair matters at Barnes Solicitors. Outside of work, Sarina volunteers for the Middlesex Blind Association and gives her time regularly to help people with sight loss.


Juliette Reidy

Juliette Reidy

Legal Assistant

Juliette graduated from the University of the West of England with a LLB (Hons) degree in 2019.
Juliette completed her LPC in 2020 and is now a Legal Assistant in the Housing Disrepair department.

Outside of work, Juliette enjoys travelling, reading, and playing the piano.