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Attia Hussain

Senior Associate, Solicitor - Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings), Family and Children Law Specialist

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.

Attia Hussain is passionate about her clients and goes above and beyond in trying to achieve the best outcomes for them.
- Legal 500, 2020