Essex law firm recruits new divorce and family solicitor

Birkett Long has recruited solicitor Farrah Harvey-Nawaz into its Divorce and Family team.

Farrah will provide specialist legal advice and assistance to a wide range of clients across all aspects of private family law with particular emphasis on assisting with the consequences of relationship breakdown, divorce/dissolution, property and financial matters, children matters, co-habitation matters, pre and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and injunctions relating to domestic abuse.

Having enjoyed law at A-level, Farrah decided to become a solicitor and completed her Bachelor of Laws with Honours, a Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice and a Postgraduate Diploma LPC. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2017.

Farrah said: “As I studied further, I knew I wanted to be a family law solicitor so worked towards it. I have practised private and public family law so have a range of experience behind me.”

Prior to working at her first law firm as a paralegal, Farrah volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau as a gateway assessor and adviser. On qualifying as a solicitor, Farrah worked at a London law firm. Having worked both in London and Essex, Farrah can bring City and local experience to her cases to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.  

Farrah is particularly passionate about children matters and has international child abduction law experience with a strong litigation background, which was her main area of focus when she was training to be a solicitor. She has been described by previous clients as personable but professional, supportive and really there for her client.

Outside of work Farrah enjoys socialising with family and friends, trying out new foods in restaurants or even just picking up a new item at the supermarket! She enjoys travelling and photography in addition to yoga and trying to keep fit.

Farrah has previously fundraised for Refuge and volunteered for Child Bereavement UK. Once lockdown is over, she would like to start some charitable pursuits again such as for the Anglia Ruskin University Law Clinic.

Farrah said of working at Birkett Long: “We’re a big family and a great team.”