London, United Kingdom.
Aina is an expert in Islamic Family Law. She is the Head of the Islamic Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, a leading UK law firm employing over 600 people across the country. She launched this unique department, which is the largest such collection of Muslim legal experts in the world.
Aina is also recognised by the Law Society in England as an expert member of its Family Panel and Children Panel and is a proficient advocate. She has extensive experience of:
• Providing expert opinions for courts, solicitors and public bodies
• All aspects of mainstream family Law including:
International Families and Jurisdiction disputes over global assets Financial settlements after divorce or separation Children Law & Social Services Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements Cohabitation/Trusts/Family Businesses Domestic Violence & Forced Marriages
Aina is recognised as the leading UK solicitor with a niche specialism in Islamic Family law, providing practical solutions which are compatible with English law. She is the country's top expert in how to handle the highly charged negotiations and issues arising from these challenging court cases. Her clients come from across the UK and abroad.
She is currently working with the Government on a major project on unregistered Islamic marriages. She regularly works with Sharia Councils, Parliamentarians, the Ministry of Justice and other official bodies on legal issues affecting Muslim and Asian communities.
Aina frequently appears on TV, radio and press in the UK and abroad. She is a legal author and also lectures at the Houses of Commons and Lords, universities, barristers' chambers and community events. She speaks Urdu, Hindi, some Punjabi and French.
She has played an active role in interfaith dialogue and community affairs all her working life and stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in 1997. Aina was shortlisted for the 'European Muslim Women of Influence' award in Madrid in 2010 and was shortlisted for the 'Innovative Lawyer of the Year' at the Jordans Family Law Awards at the Park Lane Hilton, London, in 2012.