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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

SPENCER HOUSE, 29 GROVE HILL ROAD, HARROW ON THE HILL, HA1 3BN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 033 3772 0409
Fax:
Fax 020 7923 3320
DX:
4216 HARROW
Email:
Web:
www.duncanlewis.com
Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Adeeba Naseem, Harrow, ENGLAND

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Adeeba Naseem

Tel:
Work 020 3114 1289
Email:
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Family and childcare.

Position

Adeeba is a Director of Family and Childcare at Duncan Lewis.

Adeeba’s area of expertise is in handling international and domestic family law proceedings at the High Court, in particular child abduction, surrogacy, adoption and international adoption cases. She regularly deals with separation, divorce, and both domestic and international financial proceedings, including pre and post-nuptial agreements and rare cases involving the Queen’s Proctor. 

In child abduction matters, Adeeba regularly issues family proceedings both domestically and in different jurisdiction outside the UK; she liaises with organisations and authorities in other jurisdictions to ensure vulnerable children are successfully returned to their home country. She has handled a significant number of cases worldwide including the return of children abducted to Pakistan and Jamaica, highly complex cases as neither country’s accession to the Hague Convention is ratified.

Adeeba also has expertise in surrogacy cases when couples have a surrogate mother in England or another country to carry their child and look to secure parental orders to ensure they are legally recognised as the child’s parents.

Adeeba handles both privately and publicly funded matters and has undertaken advocacy at the high courts and lower courts UK-wide. Her broad client base includes vulnerable victims of abuse, international high-profile clients and cases with a public interest due to concerns of extremist links or children’s medical conditions.  She works closely with a number of non-profit organisations that support and advise vulnerable members of their communities. These include children centres, foodbanks and charities and she often give talks and pro bono advice at domestic violence organisations focussing on securing protection through emergency injunctions for victims of abuse.

 

Career

Adeeba qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has been a partner-level director at Duncan Lewis since 2012.

Languages

Urdu, Punjabi.

Member

Adeeba is a member of the Law Society's Children Panel which means she has demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge, as defined by the Law Society, in all areas of children law and the representation of children. She is also a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children and Reunite International.

Education

Adeeba obtained her LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds and her LPC from Leeds Metropolitan University.


London: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Duncan Lewis Solicitors  is an ‘excellent firm with talented and experienced staff’. Alia Lewis  garners considerable praise for being ‘incredibly thorough and always on top of the case’. Laila Bhunnoo  is ‘very knowledgeable and organised’ and Ravi Kaur Mahey  is ‘hardworking and committed’. Adeeba Naseem  is also recommended. The team advises on the full array of matters from children public law and cross-border disputes to having niche expertise in Islamic law.

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