Lawrence Stephens

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Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Complex Financial Remedy Applications
  • Divorce and Finances
  • Divorce and Jurisdictional Advice
  • Occupation Order and Non-Molestation Orders
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
Other languages spoken:
Urdu and Punjabi
Naheed Says:
"I'm a firm believer in this Stephen Hawkins quote - “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

Meet Naheed

Naheed joined Lawrence Stephens in November 2022 as Head of Family Practice.  She has been practicing since 2013 and is renowned for her expertise in leading successful Family law departments.

She has a vast amount of experience in dealing with high conflict international divorce and children work, with a particular focus on and expertise in dealing with clients from a South Asian background and Shariah related issues.

Naheed is familiar with the cultural sensitivities facing clients as well as the financial complications caused by assets being held or paid for by extended family members.

She has an expert knowledge of Sharia law, Talaq and dowry and she is fully conversant in Urdu and Punjabi.  Her trusted reputation within the Asian community means that she is the go-to lawyer for those seeking advice and guidance on complex and international family law matters.

Her well-established referral network has grown and developed throughout her successful career, and is further complemented her professional network, which includes accountants, financial advisors, actuaries, jewellery experts and chartered surveyors.

Experience highlights 

  • Successful international relocation for M from London to New York.
  • Successful outcome of no findings against my client (F) in extremely contested children act matter.
  • Successful findings of Narcissistic behaviours in children act proceedings.
  • Acting for W of Multi-millionaire in financial proceedings.
  • Acting for H where the wealth of the family was largely in the UAE.
  • Dealing with matters of jurisdiction and whether the English Courts had jurisdiction of a financial case where the Family wealth was in Nigeria.

"Naheed is a warm, caring and compassionate solicitor who brings a real 'human element' into her work. She worked tirelessly, pragmatically and prudently to keep us focused and grounded throughout a very acrimonious and emotional family matters case. Naheed is extremely professional, works collaboratively and has a great network of other professionals that can be called on when needed. She will always achieve a great outcome to any case she takes on."