Tahina Akther

Year of Call:
2003
Practice Areas:
  • Housing
  • Family
  • Chancery/Commercial
    • Profile

      Tahina practises in both Chancery and Family law with an emphasis on financial disputes between married couples, cohabited and other family members

      She has experience in the Court of Appeal and is well known for her attention to detail and robust court room manner.  She has represented clients across the country as well as foreign nationals.

      She undertakes a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work including:

      • Co-ownership disputes, including applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 based on constructive and/or resulting trust and proprietary estoppel
      • Schedule 1 claims
      • Inheritance Act claims, Wills and Trusts.
      • Financial relief (Ancillary relief) work, particularly in cases involving  companies, pensions, interveners and trusts.
      • Commercial disputes
      • Landlord and Tenant, including housing
      • Professional negligence with particular emphasis on claims arising from financial relief (ancillary relief)



      Financial matters

      Tahina regularly receives instructions in cases involving complex issues such as valuation of private companies, final salary pensions, allegations of "sham" trusts, accessing assets abroad and those held in complex financial structures.
      Tahina is especially adept at dealing with complicated Matrimonial , Civil partnership or Co-habitee  (Unmarried couples) financial arrangements including those involving:
      Large Property portfolios
      Final Salary Pensions
      Wills and Inheritance issues
      Onshore and offshore trust
      Partnerships
      Closed and limited companies
      Blue Chip Companies
      Spousal and child maintenance
      Prenuptial agreements

      Tahina also runs seminars and lectures on all aspects of Matrimonial Finances, in particular she is often asked to lecture on the treatment of pensions in divorce to other legal professionals.


      Housing

      She acts in all areas of Housing and Landlord and Tenant disputes.?She is instructed by Local Authorities, Social and private landlords and individuals in possession claims, with a particular interest in claims arising from anti-social behaviour and whether ancillary applications such as injunctions and ASBOS are involved. She has conducted Judicial Review cases and Quasi Judicial Review such as Doherty type hearings.Tahina has represented all areas of private landlord matters, such as unlawful evictions claims, nuisance and statutory charges and within public fields such as homelessness appeals.?Within the commercial fields this includes business lease and 1954 Act disputes. Additionally she has a particular interest in HMOs.  She regularly advised the Dartmouth Trust in respect of their holdings and Landlords nationally.

      Mediator

      Tahina is a trained mediator in all areas of law.

      Direct Access

      Tahina is trained and Bar Standards Board Approved for undertaking cases on a direct access basis. 

    • Qualifications

      Masters Degree in Law

      Bachelors Degree in Law

      Cambridge University Professional Certificates in: Business Law and Practice, Administration of Trusts.Postgraduate Diploma in Law

      Qualified Mediator (accredited by the Civil Mediation Council)

      Tahina was 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”.