Laura Buchan
October 4, 2017
John Hatton
May 25, 2018

Komal Patel

Komal joined Chambers in 2018, upon the successful completion of her third six pupillage. Before coming to the Bar, Komal was an advocate in a national firm of solicitors, working in mental health law. She regularly appeared in the first-tier tribunal on behalf of patients subject to the Mental Health Act. She appeared for patients detained under a variety of provisions, and the focus of her practice was on complex cases concerning patients in forensic services.
Komal accepts instructions in all areas of family law including financial remedies, divorces, and domestic abuse as well as care proceedings and private law applications involving children encompassing complex facts and serious allegations of domestic abuse. In addition, Komal has a particular interest in cases involving mental health needs.

Financial Remedies

Komal advises and represents parties at all stages of financial remedy disputes, including enforcement of final orders. Komal also accepts instructions in financial remedies proceedings, having represented applicants and respondents in FDA and FDR hearings, final hearings, application, and enforcement hearings. Komal has experience with representing clients with assets secured in foreign countries.
Komal also has experience in advising and representing parties in all stages of TOLATA matters, including Early Neutral Evaluation Hearings.
Local Family Solicitors said of Komal Patel, “I have been particularly impressed with her careful and meticulous preparation, her quick grasp of the relevant issues and the speed with which she has reported back.” They went onto say, “Mrs Patel had completed calculations for various possible scenarios and provided these to us in a spreadsheet which will now form the basis of future negotiations– a novel approach which no other Counsel has utilised in my 20-year experience.”

Children (Public Law)

Komal represents all parties at all stages of care proceedings including parents, grandparents, and Guardians. She also accepts Local Authority work and recently represented the Local Authority in an 8-day contested final hearing involving multiple experts and interpreters.

Children (Private Law)

Komal is instructed on a wide range of private law children proceedings, representing both applicants and respondents. Komal regularly attends FHDRAs, DRAs, and multi-day fact-finding hearings and final hearings as well as hearings in enforcement proceedings
Following a successful 5-day DV fact-finding hearing, a Local Family Solicitor said, “Komal is extremely adept at dealing with vulnerable clients. She has a very reassuring manner that puts clients at ease and makes them feel that they are in safe hands. She is very thorough and timely in her communication and feedback. Komal is always on hand to assist where needed with complex issues and is an invaluable asset to a case.”

Domestic Violence & Injunctions

Komal represents parties at all stages of applications for protective injunctions, including emergency applications.
A Recorder in proceedings said of Komal, “So all in all I was grateful (as I said in Court) and think that she did a good job of which I would be proud to see someone in my Chambers do (and of more seniority do).”

Civil Law & Regulatory
Komal also has experience prosecuting matters on behalf of Local Authorities and other agencies, appearing in matters involving the Education Act, Environmental Law, Benefit Fraud, Licensing, Health and Safety and Trading Standards Prosecutions.

Qualifications, Associations


  • Law with Business LLB, University of Brighton (First Class Hons);
  • Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (Very Competent)
  • Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Prize for Mooting 2014
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Called 2016 Lincoln's Inn
Practice Areas: Family; Civil, Mental Health

Email: clerks@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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