I was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998 by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, after graduating with a Masters in International and Comparative Law. I began lecturing Law at University College London in 1999 and continued my academic career for a further sixteen years at the Universities of London and Westminster.
With eighteen years plus experience of lecturing and advising clients on varying areas of law I set up the legal consultancy, The Women’s Lawyer (TWL), in 2012, with the fundamental aim of assisting women with an affordable and approachable service with a focus upon divorce and relationship breakdown . This practice led to my qualifying as Direct Access Counsel in 2017, I hold a current practising certificate with dual capacity as a Barrister in both self employed practice on a Direct Access basis and within employed practice within a local firm of solicitors, as their in house counsel.
Due to the success of my efforts with The Women’s Lawyer I am now able to commit to my practice of family law on a full time basis; I do however continue to lecture on varying family and property law issues at the Law Society to fellow lawyers, on a visiting lecturer basis. I am the Education Director at the Family Law Panel (FLP) and I also offer a free legal advice surgery in conjunction with Tesco at Tesco Extra, Watford on alternate Thursday mornings, for those whom legal advice is otherwise unaffordable.
I write blogs for Halsburys Law Exchange and The Huffington Post on both professional and personal issues important to me, I also regularly contribute to BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian Network and BBC Three Counties Radio. I am a member of The Family Law Bar Association and The Association of Women Barristers, further I am supported by organisations such as Only Mums, Only Dads and have been featured, particularly on my pro bono efforts within Tesco, in both the LexisNexis Future of Law blog and The Law Society Gazette. I am also very much supported by Richard Harrington MP for Watford and by the Mayor of Watford, Baroness Dorothy Thornhill MBE; further my practice as The Women’s Lawyer has been listed as a business in the best of Watford and I am the 2015 winner of the Rising Star Award, from the Society of Asian Lawyers and 2016 winner of the Best Business Woman In Legal Services Award.