Our Firm

We are a legal practice offering a professional, friendly and reliable service where every client matters.

Zahida Alam

Senior Solicitor

Zahida Alam graduated from The University of Bradford with a LLB Hons degree and undertook her Legal Practice Course at Leeds. She is Senior Solicitor and Partner at Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors.

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2004, she completed her training contract at prestigious firm Berrymans Lace Mawer in Leeds. She has extensive experience in a range of legal practice areas and deals mainly in the fields of immigration, personal injury, clinical negligence and family/matrimonial law, including all aspects of matrimonial assets and child contact matters.

Zahida additionally has a strong interest in all matters relating to special educational needs and disability and is a fastidious professional.

Education
  • LLB Law Bradford University
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
Qualified Solicitor
  • SRA ID: 334165
  • Admittance: 15/12/2004

Shazia Noreen Sarwar

Senior Solicitor

Shazia is a Senior Solicitor and Partner at Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011. She graduated with a degree in Law and European Business, completed a post-graduate diploma in Law and undertook her Legal Practice Course.

She has worked in a variety of legal settings since 2005 and has vast legal knowledge and experience, and has been employed at such firms as Optima Legal and DLA Solicitors. Shazia deals predominantly with personal injury, clinical negligence, family/matrimonial matters, immigration, and all aspects of civil litigation including bankruptcy and contractual disputes. Shazia has a keen eye for detail and is a conscientious and hard- working Solicitor.

Education
  • Law and Business degree
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
Qualified Solicitor
  • SRA ID:298164
  • Admittance: 15/06/2011

Our History


Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors was formed in 2011 and has quickly established a highly satisfied client base. We are renowned for our attention to detail and for ‘going the extra mile’. Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors is a small firm that has and continues to establish strong and lasting relationships with our clients.

Client Testimonials

See what our clients have to say about us.

  • 5 star review  I would highly recommend Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors because they are very qualified and professional with their work and their whole team deserve appreciation and especially Shazia who's work has done wonders in my case. I'm glad that I chose them for my spouse Visa. Highly recommended.

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    4/01/2021
  • 5 star review  This firm is absolutely amazing with high level of professionalism in their manners of conduction their business. My and my wife were given very clear guidance from the start to the end and the responses through email exchanges were very quick as well. Highly recommended.

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    3/23/2021
  • 5 star review  I hold no reservations in recommending Meresbrook Pollard solicitors, they exercised premium expertise in the handling of immigration matters, they are customer friendly and exercised high level of professionalism and diligence in the way they handled my matter all of which were reflected in the successful outcome of my citizenship application.

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    12/16/2020
  • 5 star review  I'm really pleased with the service received. The whole visa application was processed thoroughly and efficiently by the solicitors. I'd certainly recommend this firm. Thank you for all your help and support. 10/10.

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    10/17/2019
  • 5 star review  I am extremely happy with the professional and caring legal advice and service I received from Meresbrook Pollard Solicitors. with an extra special thanks to Shazia from the firm. I made contact with Shazia in September 2020 at a time where I had lost all hope whilst trying to be reunited with my partner. We have been separated for almost 4 years as he had to leave the UK due to visa refusals. On top of that, we had many complexities in our case, due to previous bad immigration history, personal family circumstances and even accumulated debt left behind in the UK. Being aware of this, I got in touch with Shazia and explained to her my situation and what I required. She was very attentive and guided me through a new spouse visa application for my partner. Although we were and still are in the midst of a pandemic and with working from home and all, Shazia really made me feel comfortable and reassured me throughout the whole process. The firm were always available for when I had a query or concern and very responsive to my emails and phone calls. So we applied in November 2020 and thankfully received the visa earlier this week in Feb 2021. I cant begin to explain how pleased I am with the result and I am so happy I decided to go ahead with Meresbook Pollard Solicitors and I would 100% recommend them to friends and family in the future.

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    2/27/2021