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Rizwana Khan

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Barrett & Thomson

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Miss Khan was admitted as a solicitor on 15th September 2004 and on 1st August 2011 became a Member of Law Society’s Children Panel enabling her to represent children in both private law and public law cases. Miss Khan has a wide range of expertise within all family law matters specialising in care proceedings. Since becoming a Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel she has represented children and their Guardians in care proceedings and has also been instructed in private law rule 16.4 appointments.


Miss Khan regularly attends County Courts and Family Proceedings Courts to carry out her own advocacy on her own cases and acting as an agent for other solicitors. Miss Khan has represented clients at all levels of the family court system and has expertise of representing clients who are vulnerable and have mental health difficulties and learning difficulties. Miss Khan has also dealt with proceedings where she has been instructed by the Official Solicitor


Miss Khan has dealt with some very complex cases involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse cases involving trafficking of children and Forced Arranged Marriage cases. Miss Khan has dealt with many vulnerable clients in relation to domestic violence issues.


Miss Khan is very passionate about her cases and is able to provide her clients with realistic and constructive advice, delivered with empathy and respect. Miss Khan is instructed by clients who are personally referred to her on a regular basis. Recently Miss Khan represented a mother at the Court of Appeal to appeal a decision made by a Circuit Judge in the County Court. This work was done on a Pro-Bono basis by Miss Khan. The mother was able to keep her child in her care. If the decision had not been appealed on behalf of the mother the child would have been adopted.



Law Society; Association of Lawyers for Children; Law Society Children Panel; Resolution

South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The ‘outstanding solicitors’ at Barrett & Thomson have wide ranging expertise across the full spectrum of family law matters, spanning divorce proceedings, injunctions in domestic violence cases to advising clients on international freezing orders. Private Child law is another key area of the expertise; the practice is able to offer advice on complex and sensitive cases related to child abuse where local authorities issue care proceedings, adoption and cross-border jurisdictional legal issues. Claire Fitzgerald has ‘a wealth of experience’ in public and private child law, divorce and financial issues. Other key members in this sizeable team include associates Sue Scott, Tanya Melville, Tracey Haynes, Sabha Butt and Rizwana Khan who are all experienced in all aspects of family law and regularly represent parties in contentious proceedings, including children and vulnerable clients with mental health and learning difficulties.

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