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Sehra Tabasum

Solicitor, Birmingham


Sehra joined Stowe Family Law’s Birmingham office as a Solicitor in 2021.

Specialisms

Sehra has specialised in family law throughout her career and advises on a full range of family law matters arising from a relationship breakdown including divorce and matrimonial finances, cohabitation disputes as well as experience in all aspects of private children law.

Children Law

Sehra has extensive experience in contentious and complex child arrangements order (residence/child contact) disputes, with a particular interest in domestic and international relocation cases. She has advised both applicants and respondents in urgent ex-parte prohibited steps order applications and intractable and parental alienation cases where a guardian has been appointed, cases involving serious allegations of drug addiction, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse as well as cases with a public law element involving domestic abuse and child abuse. She has dealt with enforcement and variation of child arrangement orders.
Furthermore, Sehra has represented grandparents in applications for child arrangements orders and applications for special guardianship orders. She has also dealt with specific issue order applications where parents cannot agree issues such as education, religion and medical treatment including circumcision and change of name.
She has represented clients in adoption proceedings and has a particular interest in surrogacy matters.

Sehra has been instructed for cases held in the High Court concerning the international movement of children such as Wardship.

Sehra undertakes her own advocacy and has frequently represented clients in court proceedings involving multiple parties, fact-finding hearings and contested final hearings in children’s cases. She instructs experts to provide blood, alcohol, drug and hair strand test reports and independent social work reports when necessary.

Domestic Abuse

Sehra has represented applicants in obtaining ex-parte Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders and has also successfully represented Respondents in final hearings contesting the continuation of these orders against them.

Divorce and Finances

Sehra also specialises in divorce and financial remedy disputes. Her financial cases range from representing stay at home parents with modest means to professional families and mid to high-net-worth individuals with assets such as the Matrimonial Home and multiple investment properties, other investments, inherited wealth, substantial pensions including public sector pensions such as with the Police and NHS, businesses, and company shares.
She also has experience in advising unmarried couples with separation and living together agreements.

Islamic Legal Services – Sharia Family Law

Sehra has a particular interest in representing Muslim clients seeking advice in relation to Islamic divorce including Talaq, Khulla and resulting financial (Mehr) claims.
Sehra can advise clients in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Hindko languages, in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Sehra is a Member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, and she is a Member of Resolution.

Approach

Sehra prides herself in delivering a bespoke service to each of her clients, focussing on their individual needs and the specific dynamics of their situation whether that be by negotiating a settlement outside of the court process or robustly litigating within it. She is also a committed member of Resolution.

Training & Employment

Sehra graduated with a First-Class Honours Law degree. She then went on to study the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice Course at the University of Law (Birmingham) obtaining a Commendation; whilst working as a Paralegal in Family Law. Following completion of her LPC in 2015, she secured a Training Contract and qualified as a Solicitor in 2017. Having trained at a Specialist Family Law firm, Sehra was able to focus on family law for two years and therefore has had the benefit of very varied and niche training.

In 2018, Sehra became a Member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel demonstrating her varied knowledge and experience of Family Law and became a Member of Resolution.

Sehra has practiced family law in Birmingham and the Black Country since qualification.

Outside of Work

Outside of work Sehra enjoys travelling and socialising with friends and family.

Notable Cases

Sehra has successfully argued the need for a s.91(14) Order to be made to prevent future applications being made in respect of children, in a case whereby there were several protracted sets of legal proceedings in a short space of time.

Sehra also successfully represented a Wife during financial remedy proceedings whereby the Wife was awarded over £500,000 worth of matrimonial assets when the Husband was not co-operating.

Areas of Expertise
  • Adoption
  • Child Abduction
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Islamic divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Surrogacy
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