Year of call 2021

Kinza Wahid

Practice Areas
Civil • Family Finance

Summary

Kinza is a civil practitioner who accepts instructions in housing, commercial and credit hire matters. She is also developing a strong practice within matrimonial finance.

Kinza was called to the Bar in 2021 by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, after receiving the Atkin Chambers Scholarship as a Major Award. She studied law at the University of Birmingham before completing the BPTC at the University of Law.

Kinza is also an accredited mediator.

Kinza has been instructed in both private and social housing possession claims. She has successfully secured possession, as well as negotiated favourable settlements for her clients. Kinza is regularly instructed to provide written advice, draft pleadings, and provide representation at trial. She is adept at dealing with technical Equality Act 2010 defences.

Instructions are frequently received for Kinza by local authorities and housing associations to obtain anti-social behaviour injunctions, committals, and closure orders pursuant to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Kinza also has experience in appellant work, both in respect of drafting statements of case and providing representation in homelessness appeals.

Kinza provides advice and representation in commercial law, largely involving disputes regarding contract for the sale of goods and/or service, as well as partnership disputes. She is available for instructions for advice, pleadings and representation at hearings and trials.

Kinza also accepts instructions to advise, represent and settle pleadings on a wide range of equine-related disputes.

Kinza is developing a strong practice within matrimonial finance. She is available to advise and represent clients in all areas of financial remedy work, including disputes between cohabitants, division of matrimonial assets on divorce and ongoing financial arrangements.

She is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for clients in a cost-effective and pragmatic way. Her personable manner helped reach a favourable settlement for her client at FDA stage.

I applied through an amazing charity called advocate for a volunteer barrister to defend me at a hearing. My hearing was on a Friday and the Thursday night, less than 24 hours before my hearing, Kinza kindly volunteered to help me. She called me around 5pm on the Thursday to say she would take on my case. Kinza had been at court all day on the Thursday and called me after and spoke with me for around 45 mins and then spent her Thursday evening outside of office hours preparing for my case. What an absolute superwoman! The fact she had already been at court all day and then kindly gave up her evening to prepare for my case the following day astounded me. Kinza is clearly very passionate about her job and has a heart of gold to spend her free evening helping out a person in need of representation at such late notice. Kinza met me at the court 9am the following day. She was prompt, well spoken, well prepared and so lovely and friendly. Kinza put me at ease and made me feel 100% supported. I felt so much better for having Kinza by my side. Kinza knew the ropes, she talked me through everything and prepared me for what was ahead that day. Kinza was well known by the judge and a fellow solicitor there who both spoke very highly of her, a true representation of her character. An absolute power house of a young lady, she remained poised, calm and collected at all times. Kinza is insanely educated and stayed humble at all times. Kinza was very professional and I can’t recommend her enough!”

Advocate Client, 2024

Kinza joined Chambers after successfully completing her Civil and Family Finance pupillage under the supervision of Oliver Nunn and Tom Russell. During which she received positive feedback from both professional clients and members of the local judiciary.

Throughout her studies, Kinza participated in several pro bono projects, working with Birmingham Law School FLAG, ULaw Legal Advice Centre and Support Through Court. She has provided pro bono representation in the First Tier Tribunal, as well as written advice in contractual and family law disputes.

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