Mena qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and for the past 18 years has specialised in the area of family law. Mena was one of the first lawyers in the UK to train as an Arbitrator in 2012 and was the first Asian arbitrator to qualify under the IFLA Scheme.
Mena’s expertise in family law is extensive and covers Family Law Arbitration, all areas of matrimonial finance for clients UK based and for those living or working abroad; assisting those who wish to separate whether they were married or cohabiting by way of drafting separation agreements, cohabitation agreements; the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements, spousal maintenance and variation orders as well as the enforcement of financial orders. Mena has a particularly interest in family law research and takes enjoyment in finding the solution to quirky, unusual or testing points of family law.
Mena is also an accredited specialist in matrimonial finance advocacy having undertaken contested final hearings in a variety of financial matters including cases to appeal.
Mena is an in-house consultant for Major Family Law adding value to the firm’s niche brand with her extensive knowledge and national pedigree and for our clients Mena undertakes all family law advocacy work throughout the M25 corridor. Mena will also take arbitration referrals via the firm anywhere throughout the world, dealing with the law of England and Wales.
Mena has recently been involved as a committee member in the pension advisory group. The group released a report in July 2019 which forms the foundation for the treatment of pensions in divorce and civil partnership dissolution.
2018 - Chief Examiner of Family Law Level 6 module
2018 - Chief Assessor of the Law Society Family Law and Family Law Advanced Accreditation
Author of the following publications:
- Family Law in practice manual – level 6
- Ethics for solicitors: A practical guide
- Matrimonial Finance Toolkit
- Unbundling Family Legal Services Toolkit
- The Matrimonial Finance Handbook