Direct Access Barrister

Sima Najma

Direct Access Barrister

Sima Najma

Family Law & Immigration Barrister - Working directly with clients to devise a tailored case strategy, despite heavy opposition. Providing robust representation with integrity and a strong passion for the law.

Extremely ambitious, incredibly driven and very tenacious. Fearless, astute, and shrewd in business yet professional, ethical and highly skilled in court. A strong believer in justice, human rights, fairness, diversity and equality for people across all walks of life.

Area of Law


I pride myself on ensuring the case is prepared to the best standard to ensure successful results. I am direct in my approach.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

I have been an Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights practitioner since 2013. My work ranges from first instance adjudication level right up to the Court of Appeal. My expertise covers both visa applications for spouses, fiancés, students, visitors and adult dependants. involving the Points Based System applications and Article 2,3 and 8 cases. My field of expertise also covers human rights, EU free movement legislation, immigration detention, deportation, illegal workers and British citizenship & nationality. I appear regularly in Court in immigration appeals.

What sort of work do I do?

I have a strong family practice in representing clients in Children Act matters and frequently acts in private children cases involving safeguarding issues, including allegations of physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. I regularly represent client’s in Finding of Fact and Final hearings involving complex legal and factual issues. I am regularly instructed internationally on child abduction cases and in the safe return of children. I also represent clients in Family Law Act applications such as non molestations orders and occupation order, including directions hearings and contested final hearings, on behalf of both applicants and respondents. I specialise in all areas of divorce and financial remedy applications and represents both applicants and respondents in FDA (Fist Hearings) hearings, Financial Dispute Resolution hearings and Final Hearings. I have dealt with a range of cases including high net worth divorces. I deal frequently and confidently with financial-remedies cases involving high-value assets, complex business structures, family trusts, and assets outside of the jurisdiction and frequently deals with cases involving multiple parties and interveners and cases involving complex issues of conduct.

Who do I work for?

Both Applicants and Respondents and Intervenors.

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