Aina Khan, OBE

Aina Khan is a Consultant Solicitor who provides international legal solutions across the UK and globally. She was awarded with the title of OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by HM the Queen in the 2018 New Year's Honours for 'the Protection of Women and Children in Unregistered Marriages'. With over 25 years' expertise in more than 5,000 cases, Aina Khan is a world-renowned specialist in the field of Family Law and a leading expert in Islamic and Asian issues. Aina Khan qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and is on the Law Society's Advanced Family Panel. She works with nationwide legal teams to make her advice available at all fee levels, including at Pro Bono clinics. She covers over 35 countries, relying on a personally chosen, trusted network of legal experts in Europe, Middle East, Far East, South Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia. Aina Khan regularly prepares Expert Reports for courts and handles cases in the following areas: - Businesses, Company Assets, Trusts - Children Arrangements/Moving Abroad - Cohabitation and Separation Agreements - Disputed Inheritance, Contentious Probate, Wills - Divorce, Separation, Nullity - False Allegations of Abuse - Fathers and Grandparents' rights to see children - Financial Settlements after Divorce or Separation - Freezing Orders on Properties, Cars, Bank accounts - In-laws' joint ownership of property or business - International Families/Ex-Pats/Jurisdictional disputes - Islamic Marriage Contracts and financial agreements - Islamic divorce including Sharia Councils - Prenups/Postnups - Surrogacy and Adoption from abroad - Tracing Missing Assets/Persons - Validity of International and Islamic Marriage and Divorce Aina Khan is a Consultant and Non-Executive Director to various firms. She has been the Founder and Head of the Islamic & Asian Department at nationwide firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors since 2012. Previously Aina Khan was: Founder and Head of the Islamic Legal Services division at Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater & Gordon) in Chancery Lane, London Head of Family Law at Woodroffes, in Belgravia, London Senior Partner at Aina Khan Partnership, London, her own law firm In addition, Aina Khan: · often appears on mainstream TV, Radio and print media and as a speaker at major community events · has lectured at and/or is a Consultant at over 20 leading UK and international Universities · launched and is Director of the 'Register Our Marriage' ('ROM) campaign - lobbying for marriage law reform to tackle unregistered religious marriages and for educational awareness · is Advisor to various government departments and Parliamentarians: Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence, Home Office, Foreign Office, Department of Communities & Local Government · is Author of 'Islamic Alternative Dispute Resolution for LexisNexis' Butterworths Family Law Service · has a wide-ranging International network in Property, Islamic Finance, Wealth Management, Dispute Resolution, Venture Capital, Tech, Oil and Gas and other areas She is married with 2 children

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