Meet the team
Aina Khan OBE, Managing Director & Solicitor
- Fellow of the ‘International Academy of Family Lawyers’
- Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Aina Khan OBE is a world-renowned Family law specialist with over 27 years’ experience and over 5,000 cases. She provides decisive, speedy and cost-effective legal settlements and offers agreed fees per stage of the case. Aina is a leading expert in international families. She also has an unparalleled knowledge of Islamic and Asian family issues. She is regularly instructed to prepare Expert Reports for Judges and individuals.
Aina quickly identifies the precise solution to complex legal issues, sets innovative strategy at the outset and delivers lasting results in:
- Children arrangements; relocating and moving abroad
- Divorce, separation, nullity
- Family businesses, Franchises, Shareholdings, Company Assets, Trusts
- Fathers & grandparents’ rights to see children
- Financial settlements after divorce
- Freezing Orders on properties, cars, bank accounts
- International families; ex-pats; jurisdictional disputes
- International and Islamic marriage and divorce
- Offshore assets; under-declared assets and income
- Tracing missing assets in the UK and abroad
Aina works with expert teams in Property, Wealth Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution and more. She has for many years had a personally chosen, trusted network of legal experts across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, South East Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia. Aina often appears on media, writes and lectures at UK and International Universities and plays an active part in community affairs.
Among other things, Aina Khan is:
- Advisor to Government – Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence, Home Office, Foreign Office, Department of Communities & Local Government, Parliamentarians
- Author of “Islamic Alternative Dispute Resolution” for LexisNexis’ Family Law Service
- Director of ‘Register Our Marriage’ www.registerourmarriage.org
- Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel; Resolution member
- Married with 2 children
Imran Safdar, Business Director
Imran manages our Business Development, Operations and Finance, IT Strategy, Disaster Recovery & Risk Management.
He has diverse experience as an IBM Relationship Manager in the Banking and Finance, Pharmaceutical and SMB sectors; as a Siemens Relationship Manager; and as a Consultant to law firms, implementing quality standards and best practice.
She has a passion for Family Law and works closely with Aina Khan OBE.
Our Divorce Coaches work with our clients in the UK and abroad to provide ‘wraparound care’. Ebru works on Financial Settlement cases to provide a full support package (including helping to complete the Form E for financial disclosure and ensuring emotional wellbeing. Her services are included as part of our Agreed Fee packages.)
Ingemar is a Consultant and keeps an eye on practice management issues and ‘Best Practice’ for the firm. He is a solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in private practice at all levels up to Department Head and Board level. Ingemar is also a Mediator of Civil & Commercial Disputes and a Non-Executive Director.
Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez, Divorce Coach
Nabila works Children cases to provide a full support package (including helping to complete Parenting Agreements and ensuring emotional wellbeing. Her services are included as part of our Agreed Fee packages.
With over 18 years of casework experience helping thousands of clients in crisis, Nabila is expert in managing complex cases, including:
- protracted and acrimonious proceedings
- parental alienation
- child protection
- domestic abuse
Elaine Hodgins, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Elaine is one of the top Clinical Hypnotherapists in the UK, with over 30 years’ experience. She sees clients via Skype video. She uses NLP, CBT, and EFT to accompany Hypnotherapy. Each client receives tailored therapy for their unique requirements.
Mariya Latif, paralegal
She enjoys working with clients, drafting legal documents and legal research. She has completed the LLB from City University London in 2014 and the LPC from the University of Law London Bloomsbury in 2016. Mariya has had 2 years of intensive paralegal experience with large leading London law firms. She has a deep passion for family law and her ultimate goal is to become a Family solicitor
Michelle Woodham, Office Manager
Michelle Woodham is often the first point of contact for courts, barristers and experts and provides a friendly and efficient service.
Michelle has over 17 years’ experience as a Legal PA, with a background in Family Law and Court of Protection matters working in firms within Berkshire, Wiltshire and Central London. In her spare time Michelle enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her family.
Tammy Watling is the first point of contact for Aina Khan OBE and offers both a friendly and efficient service.
Tammy has over 15 years’ experience as an Executive PA, with a background in Travel, Financial and FTSE 100 companies within Herts, Beds, Northants and Central London. In her spare time Tammy enjoys reading, visiting the theatre, travel and spending time with her family.
Vahida Marić, Marketing Manager
Vahida Marić is a Consultant and overseas marketing communication through website, social and direct media.
She is experienced in managing and delivering successful integrated marketing communication campaigns. Strategic, practical, responsible and creative with interest in creating unique solutions adjusted to customer needs.