Ayisha has a broad common law practice although her focus is on Family and Crime. She has an approachable manner and builds collaborative relationships with her clients offering thoughtful advice and guidance throughout the litigation process. Her background in education and MSc in Psychodynamics means her practice lends itself to work with children and vulnerable clients; she has for example represented clients with suicidal ideation and recognised psychiatric disorders.
Ayisha passionately represents parents and children, via their guardians, through a spectrum of hearings from EPOs and contested ICOs to final hearings. She recently represented a father in a six day fact find and six day final hearing which included the cross examination of a child witness. Such was her success at the fact finding hearing that the Local Authority changed its care plan at IRH to one of rehabilitation.
Ayisha was recently instructed to attend the High Court on behalf of a father, serving a lengthy prison term for serious sexual assault against his daughter and the rape of his wife, to oppose the Local Authority’s application to remove his party status. Flowing from Ayisha’s submissions his party status was merely suspended.
In private law Ayisha has successfully negotiated settlements in cases where parties had adopted entrenched positions. She regularly represents clients in child arrangements hearings, which on occasion include an element of simple international relocation. She regularly appears in fact finding and enforcement hearings, appeals, non-molestation and occupation orders.
Ayisha defends and prosecutes in the Magistrates and Youth Courts and has experience of handling a wide range of criminal offences from domestic violence and theft to benefit fraud, public order and motoring offences. She secured an acquittal in a s18 trial in the Crown Court of a 17yr old. She has experience of dealing with a range of offences in the Crown Court also, from grave crimes and perverting the course of justice to burglary.
She also appears in the County Court acting in proceedings for contempt of court, small claims, MOJ Stage 3 hearings and credit hire cases as well as having experience of defending closure orders and breaches of ASBIs.
Practice Areas: General