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Practice Overview

Tahmina is an experienced and highly regarded specialist Children practitioner. Her practice encompasses all aspects of both the Public Law and Private Law fields. Tahmina regularly acts for local authorities, parents, grandparents and interveners and her cases have involved representing parties where there have been babies/infants suffering fractures, serious inflicted injuries in ‘witchcraft’ or ‘sorcery’ cases, a child at significant risk from gangs and a case involving sibling sexual abuse. She also has experience in Court of Protection work and Matrimonial Finance.

Tahmina sits as a Deputy District Judge, Judge of the Employment Tribunal and as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

She is also a LexisNexis Case Analysis Expert Panel Member.

  • Children (Public Law)

    Tahmina has experience over many years conducting complicated care cases for local authorities, parents and children. Many of her cases involve a scrutiny of complex medical evidence. She led a junior and successfully resisted an appeal before the President in the Family Division in which the Court was asked to provide guidance on the duties of local authorities in care proceedings and in cases involving relinquished babies to notify fathers and wider family in cases where a parent objects: Re A, B and C (Adoption: notification of Fathers and Relatives)[2020] EWCA Civ 41.

    Tahmina represented a local authority before the Court of Appeal successfully appealing against a finding that the threshold for making a care order had not been made out: K (A Child): Threshold Findings [2018] EWCA Civ 2044.

  • Children (Private Law)

    Family finance and property – Tahmina has considerable experience in matrimonial finance cases, advising and representing clients in substantial asset and complex matters involving trusts, foreign assets, bankruptcy, inherited wealth and TOLATA claims.