Nisha specialises in family law and has a busy practice representing clients in private and public law matters.
In private children law, she is a shrewd negotiator and adept at finding creative solutions to child arrangements in the context of complex acrimonious relationships. She is experienced in conducting First Hearing and Dispute Resolution Appointments (FHDRAs), Dispute Resolution Appointments (DRAs) and contested interim and/or final hearings in applications for s.8 orders, Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), enforcement of contact and leave to remove (including cases where there is an intractable contact dispute). Her interpersonal skills are a particular strength in this area, enabling her to establish a rapport with clients and opponents alike.
Matters concerning domestic violence are of a particular interest to Nisha after spending time practising in the criminal courts. She is an astute cross-examiner in respect of alleged victims and perpetrators and regularly represents clients at final hearings in applications concerning non-molestation and occupation orders. She is often commended by her clients for being empathetic yet professional at all times.
In public law proceedings, Nisha has experience in conducting CMHs, contested Interim Care Order hearings and final hearings. She has represented clients in cases where there have been allegations of domestic violence, mental health concerns, substance misuse, neglect and sexual abuse. She has a strong ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds (including clients with learning difficulties).
Nisha also has a keen interest in issues concerning forced marriages, Female Genital Mutilation as well as international jurisdictional matters – both in private and public law proceedings in areas concerning relocation and abduction.
She has experience in a wide range of matters including: crime, extradition law and regulatory law (including General Medical Council hearings). She is committed to human rights and has undertaken internships with various international NGO’s which include: The African Prison’s Project, The Lawyers Collective Women’s Right Initiative and the United Nations.
Awards and Scholarships
Nisha was awarded funding by Lincoln’s Inn in order to undertake a one-month internship, on a pro bono basis, with the African Prison Project (APP) based in Kampala, Uganda.
She was also awarded funding by Lincoln’s Inn to undertake an internship with the United Nations in respect of a high-profile trial arising out of the Rwandan genocide.