Portrait of Roshi Amiraftabi

Roshi Amiraftabi


Year of Call 1993

Professional Practice

Almost exclusively in the field of children law. Private law children involving cases with an international element, in which questions of jurisdiction or enforcement of foreign orders arise, cases of child abduction (Hague and non-Hague), as well as international and internal relocation cases. Extensive experience in public law matters involving legally or factually complex issues, as well as those in which there are international issues, or where jurisdiction is challenged. Also instructed in applications concerning vulnerable adults, and those with mental incapacity in the Court of Protection, and in applications for forced marriage protection orders.
  • Recommendations

    "Reassures clients, takes her time and is methodical. She gives you a lot of confidence." "Roshi is able to communicate often complex legal principles to clients in a calm, comprehensive manner, and is good on issues that are often difficult to resolve and highly emotive. She puts child needs first in any proceedings, and is always there with practical solutions." "Roshi is thoroughly prepared, succinct, clear and well reasoned. She gets to grips with cases quickly."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    Specialises in public and private children law and is also an expert on abduction cases. Expertise: "A really good advocate who knows her way round international conventions."
    Chambers & Partners 2015
  • Notable Cases

    • Re A (A Child)
      [2014] EWHC 604
    • A v A
      [2013] EWHC 3554
    • Re S
      (A Child) [2013] EWHC 1295
    • FQ v MQ
      [2013] EWHC 4149
    • L B Lewisham v DM
      (January 2012) (Family Law Journal)
    • Re B (Children)(Relocation Jurisdiction)
      [2008] EWCA Civ 1034
    • Local Authority X v MM (no 2)
      [2007] EWHC 2003
    • Local Authority X v MM (an adult) & Anor (no 1)
      [2007] EWHC 2689
    • V v V (Children)(Intractable Contact Dispute)
      [2004] EWHC 1215
    • Re: H (Abduction: Child of 16)
      [2000] 2 FLR 51


  • Family Law Bar Association