Why Nancy?

Nancy is committed to acting in her client’s best interests at all times.

Nancy is a respected and experienced independent Family lawyer. She established her practice after a career spanning more than 10 years at leading specialist London Family Law firms including Sears Tooth, Manches LLP and Withers LLP.

Nancy has a wealth of experience dealing with all matters relating to relationships and families, often with an international dimension and on an urgent basis. Nancy handles difficult and sensitive matters with professional expertise and personal sensitivity, combining the traditional values of her rigorous international legal training with a thoroughly modern approach.

Nancy’s professional ethos is to reduce conflict and costs wherever possible by offering from the outset responsive, supportive, pragmatic and strategic advice to all of her clients by providing a range of options best suited to the circumstances: Mediation, consensual negotiations and litigation.


Nancy gained her Bachelor of Arts from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and her Masters at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC.  Her degrees focused on international law before embarking on a career in domestic law in England.

Nancy has a truly international background having lived in Nigeria, Lebanon, Switzerland, France, Italy, Monaco and the USA, before settling in London.  The combination of Nancy’s cultural background and international perspectives has ingrained in her an empathetic and solution based approach to life as well as to her legal and mediation work.

Nancy is fluent in French and advises clients seamlessly in French and English.

As a mother herself, she is especially committed to working in the best interests of children.

Nancy’s approach

Instructing specialist lawyers can be expensive, so Nancy offers a cost effective bespoke service at competitive rates without compromising on the quality of services provided.

She offers an initial free consultation of up to half-an-hour (without follow up material) to explore the best process options to suit each client’s unique circumstances and advise on the best way forward. Should the initial consultation last more than half-an-hour, normal hourly rates will apply to the time spent with the client. The hourly rate will be agreed at the time the initial consultation is arranged.


Nancy’s approach to costs is open and transparent.  Fees are calculated on the basis of time spent working on each matter in accordance with her hourly charge out rate. She is able to structure flexible payment plans where these are helpful to her clients or assist them in obtaining specialist litigation funding.

NANCY KHAWAM Family Law and Mediation undertakes only privately funded work and does not have a franchise with the Legal Services Commission.