Naseem’s interest in the legal sector stemmed from her direct involvement with employment law when she found herself successfully representing voiceless employees against unscrupulous employers at London’s Heathrow Airport in the eighties. She then joined The Samaritans Head Office in Slough, 1980 and spent almost a decade working with the charity’s Head Office in an administrative support role. She devoted her personal time to helping people in the community with their legal matters and achieved positive outcomes in many of the cases. Her most memorable achievement was successfully campaigning amidst considerable opposition for the erection of a place of worship for a large section of Hounslow’s community which today has become a landmark for Hounslow Town.
She spent a further decade (to 1999) with Aspect Telecommunications, a call centre technology company that started with three members and expanded to over 500. She transitioned from administration to human resources consulting and qualified as a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 1997. Developing a deep passion for employment law, she studied for the Common Professional exam and later the Legal Practice course qualifying in April 2003. She trained with High Street firm of Solicitors in Southall and covered immigration and asylum when asylum claims were peaking during 2001-2005. Her employment experience includes representation of a number of employees in their class action against Gate Gourmet (Heathrow) where there had been blanket dismissals of staff who had been dismissed for striking.
Naseem is also a Criminal Duty Solicitor and also Law Society accredited Family Panel member.
She is persistent and relentless in pursuing her cases until the best possible result has been achieved. Very recently, a particular Family benefitted from an amazing result on a case which started with the prospect of imminent deportation and ended with Discretionary Leave, grant of which was further challenged which finally resulted in Indefinite Leave to Remain. Various renowned solicitors had handled the matter previously without any impact.
Naseem speaks Urdu, understands Gujerati and conversational French and Portuguese.