Nadia Tawfik

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Nadia Tawfik

"I would highly recommend Miss Tawfik to anyone who needed family representation. She went above and beyond with the service she provided."

2019

"Nadia’s valuable combination of fierce tenacity and sensitivity make her a desirable advocate in family litigation."

2018

"A strong advocate who isn’t afraid of challenging other parties both in and out of Court."

2018

"Nadia is one of those rare barristers whom we are happy to instruct in any family matter, be it financial or child related."

2019

"She is exactly the right combination of incisive, tactful, and fearless."

2019

“incredible and feisty”

2019

"Miss Tawfik from start to finish was professional with a friendly calming approach, extremely confident and 100% dedicated to the case. "

2019

"Tactful, and not afraid to challenge any situation, sharp, very respectful and extremely knowledgeable. "

2019

Practice Overview

Nadia is a specialist Barrister who practises exclusively in Family law. Her practice spans all aspects of Family law, including matrimonial finance, public law child law, private law child law and domestic violence/injunctions.

Nadia is a tenacious and diligent advocate who has appeared at Courts up to and including the Court of Appeal, where she was praised for her ‘commendable advocacy’.

Nadia is acutely aware of the stressful nature of Court proceedings for the parties. She always endeavours to reassure clients whilst providing them with robust and pragmatic advice.

Nadia has a keen interest in all aspects of Family law, and was recently awarded a scholarship by the Family Law Bar Association, which enabled her to attend the 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights in Dublin.

Nadia is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public via the Public Access scheme.

Notable Cases:

  • Nadia has recently represented a Local Authority in a case concerning access of the media to private Family law proceedings which was heard by the President of the Family Division
  • Re M-H (a child) (placement order: correct test to dispense with consent) [2014] EWCA Civ 1396
  • Nadia was instructed by a Local Authority as Junior Counsel in the High Court on a 12 day public child law finding of fact hearing regarding allegations of serious non-accidental injury (Re XP (a child) [2014] EWHC 4524 (Fam)

Public Child Law

Nadia regularly acts for Local Authorities, Parents and Children’s Guardians in public child law proceedings at all stages. She accepts instructions in cases of neglect, abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), domestic violence and where non-accidental injuries are alleged. Nadia has been instructed in cases where honour-based violence has been alleged.

Nadia has recently been instructed in a number of cases where Intermediaries have been appointed. She has been commended for her ability to put even the most nervous and vulnerable of clients at ease. She has also represented clients with significant mental health difficulties and addictions.

Private Child Law

Nadia acts for parties at all stages of proceedings in private child law including complex fact-finding hearings and fully contested final hearings. Nadia has significant experience of cases where parental alienation is alleged.

Nadia has also been instructed in a number of cases where there have been applications for relocation.

Financial Remedies

Nadia is frequently instructed in financial relief proceedings at all stages from First Directions Appointments to Final Hearings and is actively developing her practice in this area. She also has experience of acting in related matters including enforcement, variation of orders and applications to set aside. She has represented third party interveners at various stages of proceedings.

Nadia has experience of representing parties in applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.

Domestic Violence & Injunctions

Nadia has substantial experience of representing parties in applications under the Family Law Act 1996 including Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders at all stages in proceedings.

Advice & Drafting

Nadia is able to provide advice on all aspects of Family law. Recently, she has been instructed to advise on matters ancillary to Financial Remedy applications, such as Bankruptcy and Land law. Nadia has also been instructed to advise upon issues relating to Child Maintenance.

Direct Access

Nadia is Public Access trained which enables her to take instructions directly from members of the public.