Tahina Akther

Called: 2003       Areas of Law: Housing, Family

EXPERTISE

Tahina acts in all areas of family law, housing and bankruptcy. She regularly attends hearings in financial, children and domestic violence cases.

In financial cases, she has appeared for the husband, wife, civil partners and unmarried parties.

She has particular expertise where there are pensions involved such as final salary schemes and money purchase schemes and consideration of how the courts deal with pensions. In 2008 Tahina received an award for her Masters dissertation on “The treatment of Pensions in Ancillary Relief”

She is particularly versed in Business and Company law matters having had specialist training. She has been involved in cases with limited companies, partnerships, sole traders and matters of bankruptcy. 

She has represented both landlord and tenants in disputes arising from tenancies including eviction and possession orders on both business and residential leases.

In relation to unmarried couples disputes she has assisted parties from the early stages of the dispute, drafting the procedural documents to advising on the collection of evidence and representation at court to final hearings. She has experience of advising and representing clients where several properties are involved and where properties are tied up in family trusts.

In children matters, she has advised and represented parents, step-parents and grandparents. This included matters of contact with children, questions about their care such as which school they should attend and applications to take children outside of England and Wales.

In cases involving domestic violence, she has extensive experience, dealing with  applications for Family Law injunctions and any additional orders such as transfer of tenancies.

She is also a trained Mediator and can mediate in all areas of her expertise.

Tahina is keen to provide excellent client care whilst being a robust advocate. She endeavors to provide clear advice at all times in an approachable and accessible manner.

EDUCATION:

  • Queen Mary, University of London: LLB (Hons)
  • The Inns of Court School of Law,
City University, London, Bar Vocational Course, Postgraduate Diploma in Law.
  • University of Cambridge, (Professional Studies): Certificates in Business Law and Practice, Wills Probate and Administration of Trusts.
  • Huddersfield University: Masters in Law
  • Fully Qualified Accredited Mediator - in all areas. (accredited by the Civil Mediation Council)
  • Recipient of the Mary Freeman award from the Association of Women Graduates (2008) for her Master’s dissertation “The Treatment of Pensions in Ancillary relief”
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association and Child Concern.
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