Call 2012 (Former Sol 2006)
Prior to joining Magdalen Chambers, Pakeeza worked as a legal adviser for 6 years in the Family Courts and dealt with all aspects of the law relating to children. This involved advising magistrates and district judges on law and procedure in private and public law proceedings and adoption. Through this role Pakeeza became highly skilled at dealing sensitively with the growing number of litigants in person – a skill she brings to her work at the Bar when representing vulnerable clients.
She represents local authorities, guardians and parents at all stages of proceedings and has considerable experience of case management. Most recently Pakeeza has undertaken a 7-day final care and placement order hearing representing the guardian and children.
Owing to her extensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure, Pakeeza is also instructed in cases where there are linked care and criminal proceedings.
Pakeeza is frequently instructed in private law children work and applications for injunctive relief under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996.
She is known for her sympathetic yet professional approach when representing parties in intractable disputes.
Pakeeza has an expanding practice in financial remedies and accepts instructions in all areas including child maintenance, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 Children Act 1989.
Pakeeza’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable children led her to work in Cambodia on a project for ChildFund to establish a child protection framework. She still maintains strong links with the charity and devotes her time and skills to support its work.
She represents Local Authorities, Guardians and parents at all stages of the proceedings and has considerable experience of case management. Most recently Pakeeza has undertaken a 7-day final care and placement order hearing representing the Guardian and children.
Pakeeza is also instructed in cases where there are linked care and criminal proceedings due to her extensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure.