Farhana Begum

Farhana joined the Law team at Greenwich in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Family Law.

Farhana read law at King's College London. Having completed the academic and practical stages of training, Farhana qualified as a solicitor in private practice specialising in Children's Law. Following practice, Farhana worked at the University of Law as a Pro Bono Adviser before moving to train corporate and commercial trainee solicitors in family law as a contentious seat by way of the trainee litigation programme. Farhana designed and created the family arm of the trainee litigation programme at the University of Law. This included securing an independent family court help desk to provide on the day advice and advocacy to litigants in person with trained volunteers from the legal sector. The advocacy desk was the first of its kind in respect of its independence and advocacy provision from a university, which also struck at the heart of securing access to legal services and justice at court for litigants in person. Farhana provided in-house training to associates from 'Magic Circle' firms about family law as part of their global pro bono commitment. Farhana is also actively involved in local initiatives to address issues surrounding access to legal services and justice, as well as being invited to conferences led by Sir Munby and Her Majesty's Courts Service to discuss or profile prototypes to address needs of court users.

At Greenwich, Farhana leads and teaches the 'Family Law' option course that is currently offered to third year LLB Law students. In addition, Farhana is the Project Director of the Family Court Project which provides support to litigants in person.