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Attia Hussain

Senior Associate Solicitor

I joined the Family team at Crane & Staples in July 2013 and became a Senior Associate in April 2018.

I trained and have specialised in Family and Children Law since 2008.

In order to offer my clients continuity of representation, both in the office and at Court, I usually undertake the advocacy in the cases that I handle.

I act for parents, relatives, foster carers, adopters, children and intervenors, when concerns are raised by Social Services, including complex issues regarding Non Accidental Injury, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I often represent children via their Children’s Guardian or directly, in different counties including Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Essex and the London area.

My expertise covers a whole spectrum of children matters.

Care Proceedings, including:

  • Fact Finding Hearings (for all parties and intervenors)
  • Special Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Deprivation of liberty (for children) including Secure Accommodation
  • Appeals generally

Private Children Law

  • Child Arrangements, including Fact Finding Hearing
  • Specific Issue (including relocation of children abroad)
  • Prohibited Steps
  • Step-parent adoption
  • Parental Responsibility

Family Law

  • Injunctive proceedings
  • Non Molestation and Occupation Orders
  • Transfer of Tenancy

Memberships and Positions Held

In 2012, I was accredited by the Law Society as a member of the Law Society Children Panel, demonstrating my expertise in children law.

In 2017, I was granted Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings) and this allows me to represent my clients as a Solicitor-Advocate in the courts of England and Wales.

I was delighted to have been elected as President of the Hertfordshire Law Society for 2018-2019. I now serve as the Immediate Past President.

A video of my after-dinner speech at the Hertfordshire Law Society Annual Dinner in 2018 can be found below.

I also serve on the Local Family Justice Board Council as the representative for the Hertfordshire Law Society. I am committed to helping improve the performance of the family justice system and to ensure the best possible outcomes for children who come into contact with it.

In 2019, I was a finalist in the Women in Law, 100 Years category at the national Asian Legal Awards.

Outside the office

I have skydived from 5,000ft to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which helps fund advice centres to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in our communities. I take part in charity Legal Walks and along with my colleagues I bake yearly for the Great Legal Bake off.

I enjoy travelling, body combat and supporting various charitable causes by committing my time and energy to raising awareness and funds.

  • I know from personal experience that Attia is a fantastic solicitor and works tirelessly and passionately for her clients and I have no hesitation in saying so!

  • I look forward to singing Attia’s praises! Tia you are a leader for female children solicitors.

  • Attia Hussain handles children’s cases with dedication and passion.  She is well known for her preparation and attention to detail and clients are always very well served.

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