My husband thought he could dismiss me with nothing after our divorce. My first lawyer said he was beyond reach of the English court as all our assets were abroad. You confidently and quickly traced his hidden assets; got me a fair share of the multi-million family properties and business I had helped him build up over many years; ensured that he attended hearings in this country - and even got an order so he paid my legal costs! I was treated with respect for the first time in years and turned my life around. You are an angel!”
FM(Wife in a complex foreign financial claim)
- “When I transferred my case to you from other lawyers, I had lost all hope of seeing my son again. You turned the case round completely - transferred it to a higher court, gave me a superb barrister throughout the case, and were an incredible support so I would not give up. You got me a tough court order as well as a support worker to guide us all when my son is getting to know me again. I can’t wait to see my baby boy after 2 whole years! That feeling is priceless.”
FF(Father in highly contested children case)
- “When my wife abducted our children to the Middle East while I was living in the Far East, and issued a divorce in England claiming our house, other lawyers would not take such a case! You were willing to fly out to the Middle East to negotiate a settlement via your local lawyers, oversee the Islamic divorce and children arrangements, and then file a consent order in the English court for the finances. The children came back of their own will to live in my house in England and I am on good terms with my ex-wife. I can never thank you enough!”
JA(International Divorce, Children and Finance)
“I was so worried about how my divorce would affect my business and finances. Your expert and calm advice right at the start helped me to negotiate a fair divorce settlement with my wife, avoiding a court battle. I would recommend you highly to all my family and friends.”
RR(Divorce and Finance Settlement)
“No one could have understood my case like you. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. Thank you sincerely for everything you’ve done. Everyone you put me in touch with has been amazing. I really don’t think I would be standing without you and them.“
MA"Father who successfully achieved contact with his children after 2 years in a challenging Parental Alienation case"
“Hope you are doing well. I have been blessed since I won my case and returned to the United States 2 years ago. I remarried in December last year as well, and my son is adjusting well with his new stepdad and environment and loves being in the US. Many thanks to your team for all their hard work which I can never forget.”
HM(Mother in a Child Relocation matter, after her highly contested application to court was successful)
(To Aina’s team) M you are an amazing young lady. Bright, helpful, professional, always proactive, approachable with your sweet happy nature. You assisted and helped me in our emails and telephone conversations. If I was upset and needy, you were always there, understanding. Often encouraged me to go ahead to help you speed things up, so I can release myself from all of this pain and misery. Thank you very much M!!!
“I do not know how to thank you enough. I came to you with fear, uncertainty - timid and almost lost. But Aina, you gave me empathy, hope, reassurance and security. I was able to go away feeling great even after our first initial meeting. Then the nasty messy journey began. You continued doing your job with high quality standards. You were professional, strictly professional when you needed to be then at other times, you were like my sister, my friend, calling me to give personal advice and helping me visualise and understand my life/future without all of this mess. At times I was feeling low and you accompanied me with your support. You were very energetic and proactive in the way you work to help your clients. You have demonstrated it by advising me step by step dealing with my case. You have not even once made me doubt about what you were doing. Thank you very much Aina!!!
“Once upon a time I was defeated and lost hope of ever being a father, but because of you and your determination I am very optimistic for tomorrow.”
FF(Father in a Parental Alienation matter, previously denied contact with his son)
“I just wanted to let you know that *** was born safe and well on *** and to thank you for your help. We did not encounter any issues with either *** or *** immigration, and in fact *** has already received her ***residence permit”
EN(Mother in a Foreign Surrogacy case, in which Aina supplied an expert report that enabled the client to confidently bring the child into a country which does not recognise Surrogacy)
THANK YOU TO BOTH OF YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK IN FIGHTING THE CASE FOR ME. YOU ALWAYS HAD THE BEST OF MY INTEREST IN MIND, BUT WANTED TO ACHIEVE IT IN A FAIR WAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPANIONSHIP THROUGHOUT MY HORRIBLE JOURNEY. I am now free and optimistic, looking forward to a bright future ahead and to rebuilding everything in my life. THANK YOU!”
HA(Wife in a Divorce and Financial Order matter, who had put off her divorce for 8 years)
“This is excellent. What would I have done without you? I honestly do not believe anyone would have been a better advocate for me or understand better what is going on. Thank you thank you, thank you. As always my prayers and best wishes for you, your family and loved ones.”
MA(Father in a Parental Alienation matter, previously denied contact with his children)
Aina is a fabulous lawyer with an impressive knowledge of all types of divorce and family law matters. She approaches her work with professionalism but also with great humanity. I would strongly recommend Aina to any potential client. She is a highly-regarded solicitor.
Christina BlacklawsPresident-Elect of the Law Society of England & Wales, Director of Innovation at Cripps LLP
Aina is not only providing dynamic Islamic law solutions for families under English law, but is actively pursuing progressive reform. An example of her work is helping Muslim women recover their Islamic financial settlements from their husbands. She is one of the leading solicitors in the UK to ask if you want to know about any Sharia or cultural issues.
Cherie BlairFounder and Chair at Omnia Strategy LLP
Aina is a brave and passionate lawyer with an in-depth understanding of the interface between family law and Islamic law and DR processes. She has been an extremely valuable colleague in the writing of the Butterworths' ADR Binder.
Helen GarlickFamily lawyer, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer (Gordons Partnership LLP)
Aina is a highly experienced and skilled family lawyer, who is passionate about her clients. She works hard, and imaginatively, to produce the best possible results, while always being very clear with her clients about likely outcomes.
Maud DavisMember partner at TV Edwards Solicitors LLP
A good person to contact for an academic like me if you want to know about what kind of cases are coming up in practice with respect to Islamic family law. One of the few solicitors I know who specifically practices in both Islamic and English family law.
Prakash ShahReader in Culture and Law, Queen Mary University of London
Aina is an excellent presenter. She makes her work accessible to those who are not expert in the field, and is willing to engage in conceptual and theoretical argument. We look forward to working with her again.
Mairead EnrightLecturer at Kent Law School, University of Kent
I did a three month work placement with Aina after my law degree. I learnt so much from working with her and am grateful for the encouragement she gave me to pursue my career in law. Thank you Aina and I wish you all the best in the (Register Our marriage) campaign.
Shahedur RohmanSolicitor, LPC Law
Ms Khan is a master in her field and I have found her knowledge and expertise to be exceptionally helpful in my LLM. The subject of discussion was inspired after attending her conference and then subsequently interviewing her in regards to the same. I would just like to thank her for all the support and say that she is indeed a role model and an inspiration for young lawyer.
Nimrah ТагирSolicitor, EAM Consultancy Services Ltd.
Aina helped me steer through a lengthy divorce battle, and then again - with a highly charged custody case. She is a fantastic lawyer armed with a unique skillset and a profound understanding of two very different cultures. She single-handedly reached a settlement that was beyond my expectations, and for this I am very thankful. Sincerely recommended!
Michelle SimonWife & Mother