Rafia Altaf

Associate Solicitor, Birmingham

Greens are known to be a friendly and approachable firm who devotedly care for their Clients.

I am delighted to be a part of a team who work together as a family and support each other, we collate our skills to deliver an outstanding service to our Clients.

My passion for family law began when I studied this subject as an elective on the Legal Practice Course. The course inspired me to practice in this area of law. I perceived being able to help Client’s and ease their burden whilst they are most probably facing the toughest time of their life, a rewarding responsibility.

Working as a Family Lawyer has proven to be a fulfilling job, it enables me to make a positive difference in my Client’s life.

I cover a wide area of Family Law including Divorce Proceedings, Injunctive Proceedings, Private Children Law and some Care work.

I endeavour to establish a good working relationship with my client’s by being accessible and approachable, this ensures that we are able to work well together to achieve the best possible outcome for the Client.

It’s important for me to manage Client’s expectations and ensure I remain realistic with them throughout their case so they are educated about all the the possible outcomes of their matter. This prepares Client’s in advance and enables them to make an informed decision.

I am fluent in Urdu therefore Client’s who struggle with English and speak Urdu are attracted to my services. They find being able to communicate their concerns directly to me and being understood puts their mind at great ease.

I am naturally quite quiet which means I am a good listener but don’t let this mislead you as I am particularly skilled at speaking up for my Client’s!

Outside of work I enjoy travelling to new places, attending yoga classes and cooking.

"I endeavour to establish a good working relationship with my client’s by being accessible and approachable, this ensures that we are able to work well together"
Rafia Altaf
Associate Solicitor, Birmingham

FAQs From Rafia Altaf

How do I get the best from my lawyer?
Keeping in touch with your lawyer and responding to any request for information to assist in building a strong case.
Give consistent and clear instructions.
Providing written confirmation to avoid errors or confusions.
Trust your Lawyer to provide you with good, honest and reliable advice.
Be open and honest.
How much will it cost?
The legal costs for Public Law matters involving children issued by a local authority are usually funded by The Legal Aid Agency.  

Where a matter does not qualify for legal aid funding we will provide you with an estimate at your initial meeting and update you throughout the proceedings when we fully know the circumstances of your case.

What should I expect?
You should expect and will receive good advice and assistance in a timely fashion.
You should expect professionalism from me at all time.
You will be treated with respect and courtesy at all times.
How long will it take?
Care proceedings relating to children normally takes about 26 weeks to complete if all goes well although this can sometimes be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances of the case.
Will you keep me informed on progress made and if so how?
We will keep you informed of all developments in a manner of your choice, either by meeting, telephone, emails letters, texts or a combination of these methods.
Can you guarantee I will be successful in my case?
There is no guarantee of success as every case is decided on its own merits, however, we will ensure that you have the best outcome possible.   We will, therefore, require your full co-operation throughout.
What do you like most about working for Greens?
Greens is a very friendly and happy working environment.  Staff and Lawyers are chosen for their qualities, ability to get on with clients, other Lawyers and the Courts.  At Greens, we strive to provide the best outcome possible for our clients which gives us great job satisfaction.
Why should I bring my case to you?
Greens have been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at The Birmingham Law Awards 2019.  This is fantastic news for the firm which indicates that the good work carried out by staff and Lawyers is recognised.  

I hope you are convinced that we are the right firm of Solicitors for you as we have specialist and expert Family Lawyers with great experience in the field available to help you at all times.

Please feel free to do your own research and arrange to come and see us to discuss your matter further.