Tanya Zabihi

Tanya Zabihi
Degree: 
LLB (Hons) Middlesex; Diploma in Child Protection (King's College, London)
Year of call and Inn: 
1988
Professional Membership: 
Association of Lawyers for Children; FLBA
Specialist Areas: 
Public Access Areas: 
Child Law
Court of Protection
Practice Overview: 

Tanya joined Albion Chambers in January 2017. She has over 27 years of experience working in the field of children and family law and is regularly instructed by local authorities, parents, guardians and adopters. Tanya also specialises in child, education and court of protection direct access work.

Tanya is chairperson of the Bristol Family Law Bar Association.

Recommendations

"Known for care proceedings."
Legal 500 2017

"Tanya has over 25 years of experience representing parents, guardians and local authorities on complicated children matters. She has expertise in care proceedings, especially where the children have special educational needs."
Strengths:  "Very tenacious and good on complex cases." "Really good with clients and a very robust, strong advocate."
Chambers and Partners, 2017

"An excellent advocate, who is particularly strong in public and private law children cases."
Legal 500, 2016

"Undertakes a broad spectrum of family law work and over the past year has dealt with a number of educational needs cases. She is instructed in public law cases relating to the death or serious abuse of children, as well as in private law care and welfare arrangements."
Strengths: "She is well regarded by peers, and judges like her too. She is pragmatic but is also seen as very sensitive."
Chambers and Partners, 2016

"Robust in her approach, and good with clients."
Legal 500, 2015

"Tanya Zabihi has extensive mediation and negotiating skills". "A very strong advocate with impressive courtroom skills."
Legal 500, 2014

Areas of Practice