Safina is a solicitor in our Family and Matrimonial team, specialising in all areas of Children law.
She has a particular interest in international work, and acts for parents in child abduction proceedings pursuant to the 1980 Hague Convention, and in wardship proceedings.
She also specialises in public law children work, and has experience with complex cases, including those with an international element. In addition, she has experience of working on a variety of private law children cases, involving disputes between parents in relation to lives with and spends time with orders, and cases where there are allegations of domestic abuse.
During her training contract, Safina also worked in the Public Law and Human Rights team. She worked with partners on a varied caseload of Court of Protection and mental health work, encompassing health and welfare, and property and financial affairs, which complement her Family law practice.
Education and career
- Safina studied the LLB at Queen Mary University of Law from 2013 – 2016, where she qualified with a 2:1.
- She then studied an LLM in Law at Queen Mary University of Law from 2016 – 2017 and achieved a distinction.
- She completed the LPC part-time while completing her training contract, and achieved a distinction in 2021.
Safina’s reported cases include:
- Re L (A Child) (Wrongful Removal: Alleged Sexual Abuse)
- Re SV  EWCOP 52 (08 December 2022)
- W v Z  EWHC 469 (Fam)
- Young Legal Aid Lawyers