Highly skilled and persuasive, Anarkali typically represents parents and children in complex and sensitive private law disputes. She specialises in cases where allegations of parental alienation have been made. Anarkali is noted for her poise, the rigour of her intellectual analysis and the strategic quality of focus she brings to the issues in the case.
Anarkali is an effective and popular advocate who is regularly praised by judges at all levels for strong, on-point and sophisticated arguments.
Anarkali is a specialist in private law proceedings involving parental alienation. She has extensive experience of some of the most serious, intractable and complex cases, where children are separately represented and changes of residence are being sought. Her expertise in and knowledge of this area is almost unparalleled; and the scope of her experience means that she is in a unique position to advise and represent parties on their best approach to the case. Anarkali is particularly valued for her tactical and strategic approach to high conflict and intractable cases.
The quality of her intellectual analysis means that Anarkali is regularly instructed on appeals. One of her particular strengths is identifying the point on which a case will ‘turn’ where there are otherwise strong, competing and confusing arguments. Anarkali has experience of intra-jurisdictional and high profile client work, where issues require particularly nuanced and sensitive handling.
One of Anarkali’s strengths is her ability to work with clients from all backgrounds and cultures. She is known for very high quality client care, representing her clients fearlessly whilst also guiding them carefully through the case. She is approachable, down to earth, and able to win her clients’ trust swiftly.
Court of Protection
City University BVC
Oxford Brookes University CPE
Oxford University Literae Humaniores (Greats)
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Re L (A Child)  EWHC 867 (Fam)
Clarification of the test for transfer of residence between parents
Re H (parental alienation)  EWHC 2723
Key case on transfer of residence where findings of parental alienation had been found
Re C-D (a child)  EWCA Civ 501
Clarification of the correct approach when there is only one potential option for the placement of a child
‘Is a dogged advocate – she will be very clear in her advice to the client and yet fight their corner. Anarkali is a rising star particularly in respect of parental alienation cases.’ Legal 500, 2021