Zahra Asghar

Managing Director, Head of Family Department

Zahra Asghar is a Director and head of the family department. She has a dedicated team working under her and specialises in all aspects of Family and Children Law. She has experience in both public and private law proceedings.

She has extensive knowledge in the legal aid regulations and can help clients obtain the funding they need for their individual circumstances. She has expertise in dealing with vulnerable clients or those who lack capacity and can advise on the best way to proceed with protected or vulnerable parties.

Zahra is experienced in dealing with cases where there are complex cultural issues or have an international element. She has acted for numerous clients where she has obtained urgent injunctions such as non-molestation orders and prohibited steps orders.

Zahra has a client friendly approach and will always work to help her clients achieve the best possible outcome, making herself available out of hours where urgent work is required. Zahra is also well versed in forms of alternative dispute resolution and can advise on alternatives to litigation if necessary.

As part of her busy family practice Zahra has experience of matters involving the following issues:

  • Non-Molestation hearings
  • Occupation hearings
  • Enforcement hearings
  • TOLATA claims
  • Schedule 1 claims
  • Trusts
  • Pensions
  • Concealment of assets
  • Inherited Wealth
  • Interveners
  • Inheritance Act
  • Contact
  • Residence
  • Prohibited Steps
  • Specific Issues
  • Internal relocation
  • domestic abuse, mental health issues and sexual abuse
  • complex fact finding and final hearings