"Naomi's advocacy is a breath of fresh air. Very good - persuasive and enthusiastic."
Naomi is a passionate, creative, and persuasive advocate. Naomi’s practice covers all areas of family law, including all levels of financial remedy proceedings, and private law children cases involving international child abduction (both Hague and non-convention cases) and relocation (both international and internal). Naomi regularly represents parents, children and Guardians in varying complexities of public law cases.
Naomi is known for an empathetic yet determined approach to the representation of her clients. She regularly represents particularly vulnerable clients, such as victims of domestic abuse facing perpetrators in court. Naomi is re-instructed in those matters for her ability to empathise, support and tenaciously represent her clients whether in financial remedy or children proceedings. She can manage emotionally charged situations with professionalism and understanding whilst remaining focused on achieving a successful outcome.
Naomi has worked in human rights offices in South Africa, Stockholm, and New York. In 2015 Naomi undertook a project into the recent ratification of the Hague Convention in Japan. Naomi volunteers with Rights of Women, working on the free advice line and assisting on Rights of Women campaigns. Naomi is also a legal panel member for Reunite and co-authored their updated International Parental Child Abduction Prevention Guide.
Naomi’s private law practice encompasses cases involving alleged physical, psychological, sexual and financial abuse. Naomi regularly represents clients in complicated matters involving allegations of human trafficking, forced marriage, FGM and spouse abandonment. Additionally, Naomi represents clients where there are complex issues of non-disclosure and public interest immunity.
Naomi has extensive experience in international child abduction (both Hague and non-convention cases) as well as applications under the inherent jurisdiction and other jurisdictional disputes involving children.
Naomi frequently represents parents, children and Guardians in wide-ranging cases from neglect to cases involving physical, psychological, sexual abuse, neglect, over-chastisement, forced marriage, FGM, extremism/alleged radicalisation, non-accidental injury and child fatalities.
In financial proceedings, Naomi undertakes cases involving all aspects of financial remedies (from MPS hearings through to the FDR, final hearing, and enforcement) as well as Schedule 1, and TOLATA 1996 proceedings. Naomi represents clients with assets from the very small to the substantial.