Prior to joining the Bar, Amani spent over two years working for Holden & Co LLP in the Family Department in private and public law proceedings as well as undertaking landlord and tenant, civil and housing matters. She undertook advocacy work in all these areas of law. Amani was regularly instructed in respect of orders for possession or sale of properties, applications to set aside statutory demands, claims to recover deposits, boundary disputes and applications for injunctive relief.
Amani has also undertaken voluntary work as a legal adviser with Blackfriars Settlement Clinic and Citizens Advice Bureau in London. During this time, Amani has gained experience in assisting vulnerable clients and successfully builds a rapport with clients to enable them to feel at ease and to be able to ensure their case is properly dealt with and managed.
Amani now specialises in Children Law both Public and Private Law. Amani has a busy private children practice and regularly acts for parents in applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Order and Specific Issue Orders. During pupillage, she observed complex private children cases. Amani has gained extensive experience in dealing with private children matters including issues of domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance misuse, mental health and parental alienation. Amani has considerable experience of representing a number of vulnerable clients and achieving the best outcome for her clients.
Amani represents either parent in public law proceedings. Whilst at Stour Chambers Amani has been exposed to complex cases involving non-accidental injury, neglect, domestic abuse, substance and alcohol misuse and mental health issues.
Amani is also regularly instructed in applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders, often involving parallel Children Act proceedings.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amani has gained considerable experience dealing with remote hearings and has effectively become a remote advocate.
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