Tashauna (Tash) joined NLS in November 2021 as a newly qualified solicitor. Prior to joining NLS, Tash was a care paralegal at a Legal 500 firm where she was offered a training contract and trained as a solicitor. After qualifying in June 2021, Tash commenced a role as a family and childcare solicitor at another Legal 500 firm shortly before joining NLS.
Tash has assisted and conducted complex cases involving issues around female genital mutilation, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, non-accidental injuries, drug and alcohol misuse, children with medical health issues and parents who suffer with learning difficulties.
Tash represents parents in care and private children matters. Tash is passionate about children law and advises clients on how to progress their case with their children being the focus. Tash is also passionate about helping domestic abuse victims seek protective orders against perpetrators to ensure theirs and their children’s safety.
Tash has always had an interest in children law which has been influenced by personal experiences. Tash’s mother has been a foster carer for over 20 years and became an adoptive parent in 2004. Tash has experience of living with children from various backgrounds with complex needs and has personal experience as well as legal experience in dealing with local authorities, care proceedings and adoption matters.
Before Tash entered the legal profession as paralegal in 2017, Tash studied Law with Business at the University of Hertfordshire where she obtained upper second-class honours. Tash was offered a scholarship during her studies at the University of Hertfordshire and was a member of the Herts Success Programme which was achieved and maintained through hard work and academic achievement.
Tash was elected by her university as part of the Herts Success Programme to debate as a delegate in the Paris international Model United Nations Conference 2016. Tash was the elected delegate for the Economic and Financial Committee representing Jamaica.
After completing university, Tash continued her studies at the University of Law where she completed the Legal Practice Course and achieved a Masters in Law.
In her spare time, Tash enjoys travelling, cooking, eating, and organising large family events. Tash also enjoys attending charity events and has organised charity events for children in third world countries. Tash has also recently participated in the Cancer Research Mud Maniacs Race for Life.