Viewing: Family for Arrin Nouri


Arrin is a barrister specialising in family law, with a particular focus on Children Act proceedings. She has appeared at all levels up to and including the High Court. She has been led by, and appeared against, King’s Counsel. She is ranked as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500.

Arrin has significant experience in Private Law Children cases and frequently deals with Child Arrangements, Specific Issue, Prohibited Steps and Enforcement applications. She is regularly instructed in complex disputes involving allegations of domestic abuse, harm to children, parental alienation and implacable hostility. She is well equipped to handle cases which involve Rule 16.4 Guardian appointments and detailed expert evidence.

Arrin’s experience also covers the full range of Public Law Children cases including Care, Supervision, Placement and Special Guardianship applications. She represents local authorities, parents, children and interveners at all stages of proceedings from emergency hearings to final hearings. Her caseload has featured issues of neglectful parenting, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, substance misuse, mental health difficulties and radicalisation concerns.

Another aspect of Arrin’s practice includes representing applicants and respondents to Non-Molestation and Occupation Order applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

Arrin is a resilient advocate who strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for those she represents. She has an approachable manner and will thoroughly explain matters to clients and provide realistic and pragmatic advice. Arrin is known for her forensic approach and attention to detail. In the courtroom she is a persuasive advocate who delivers arguments clearly and effectively. 

Client Testimonials

“Her legal knowledge and ability to deal with complex cases is outstanding. She is a hardworking, robust advocate and her attention to detail is excellent. Highly recommended for private Children Act proceedings. She exceeds expectations and her skill compares with more senior barristers. She is approachable and receives very positive feedback from clients.”

“Arrin has exceptional attention to detail and is extremely diligent when preparing cases. She is a resilient advocate and is excellent at representing clients with learning disabilities.”

“Arrin took over the brief on a private law children matter at the last minute. Despite this she was well prepared and confident, putting the client instantly at ease. She had a great manner in court and was particularly adept at dealing with a difficult litigant in person. The client was very impressed.”

“Arrin’s dedication and tenacity in complex children’s cases is exceptional. She goes above and beyond to deliver an outstanding service to both instructing solicitor and client, and has an incredible capacity to absorb detail to provide considered and careful advice on legal, practical and strategic issues. I would thoroughly recommend her.”


“Arrin is a very thorough barrister who is always very well-prepared. She is calm and excellent with clients. Her advocacy is excellent.”

Legal 500 2024 – Leading Juniors: Family (Children and Domestic Violence) Ranked: Tier 3

“Arrin is incredibly conscientious and hard working. She is thorough and incredibly analytical in her preparation and approach to cases.”

Legal 500 2023 – Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private) Ranked: Tier 3

Published Cases

A Local Authority v A Mother & Ors (Fact-Finding) [2018] EWHC 2054 (Fam)

Arrin was led by King’s Counsel in the High Court in a complex fact-finding hearing lasting 7 days before Knowles J. The case concerned the risks of radicalisation from a mother to her child, in circumstances where the mother had travelled to Syria and lived in territory controlled by the Islamic State before returning to the UK.


Leonard Woodley Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2016

BPTC Exhibition Award Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2013

Lady Barber Prize for Mooting, University of Birmaingham, 2013

Lady Barber Prize for Mooting, University of Birmingham, 2012


Inner Temple

Midland Circuit

West Midlands Family Law Bar Association


BPTC, University of Law Birmingham, 2014

LLB, University of Birmingham, 2013