We do our utmost to keep things simple and clear for you and will not over-complicate your matter with irrelevancies. We will be straightforward about your case and your prospects of success and will advise you where we think the cost outweighs the gain. It is our job to be objective on your behalf when you are faced with issues that are subjective to you. We’ll tell you the truth.

We offer pro bono duty services at two courts, namely the West London Family Court, Barnet Family Court and the Willesden County Court (by appointment only) on specific days of the week, where anyone who has not had assistance or advice from us  in the past, and who has a hearing on the day they wish to see us, can access our help on the day.

We regularly provide up to 1300 hours or pro bono work each year.  We remain committed to pro bono work and will continue to offer such services where we can.

The Team

Michael Polak, Barrister, COLP, Director No.53 Legal Limited

Lea Christiaanson, Director, COFA, No.53 Legal Limited

Consultant & Supervising Solicitors:

  • Various


  • Cassandra Thompson
  • Elyon Appoh
  • Nicole Jennings
  • Ola Sagbola
  • Dilwar Amad
  • Joanna Smith
  • Matina Damaj

Our advisers are all legally trained and are supervised by appropriate personal under the Legal Services Act 2007.

The Legal Services Act 2007 defines who can undertake reserved legal activities.

No.53 Legal Limited has a license to underake all reserved activity, including representation. Our registration number with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who license and authorise us, is 628100.  Any queries regarding our advisers should be sent to one of the Directors of the firm via