After a successful criminal/family pupillage, under the supervision of Nicholas Lewin and Charlotte Ash, Feleena became a member of KBG Chambers on 3rdOctober 2023.
Prior to joining chambers as a pupil, Feleena worked within the Specialist Personal Injury(Abuse) department at a London Solicitors firm where she pursued claims for compensation for claimants. Her clientele were largely survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Within this role, Feleena contributed to two investigations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and managed many applications to various redress schemes (CICA, CICB, HIA Northern Ireland).
Feleena has also volunteered with the Prison Advice and Care Trust as a co-ordinator where she assisted the staff at HMP Belmarsh and the family members visiting imprisoned individuals.
Feleena achieved a First Class LL.B. Law with Business degree and a Distinction LL.M. Master of Laws. Feleena also received the Howell Jones Prize for obtaining the highest result of her LL.M. cohort.
Feleena is a Gray’s Inn Scholar and under this scholarship has completed the BTC part-time alongside full-time employment. She achieved a Very Competent.
In both areas of her practice, Feleena has repeatedly been described as professional, meticulously prepared, and enjoyable to work with.
Feleena’s experience working with vulnerable people allows her to build rapport swiftly with clients or witnesses from any background and at any stage of proceedings.
Feleena prosecutes (Level 1 CPS Prosecutor) and defends all general criminal matters in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. Since accepting tenancy, Feleena is increasingly instructed in the Crown Court. This includes on sensitive matters such as offences involving indecent images and domestic abuse.
Early in her pupillage, Feleena successfully opposed a defence application in the Crown Court for a stay for abuse of process in relation to two co-defendants accused of racially aggravated stalking. Feleena also successfully opposed the admission of hearsay evidence in the Magistrates Court which resulted in serious charges of multiple assaults and coercive and controlling behaviour being dropped by the prosecution.
Feleena has also acted for agencies such as the probation service and the police.
Feleena often represents clients facing Road Traffic Act offences and has regularly successfully argued special reasons and exceptional hardship.
Feleena has a developing private law practice involving applications under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (child arrangements, specific issue, prohibited steps). Feleena also accepts instructions in public law proceedings. Feleena has been described by instructing solicitors as well-prepared, proactive, and a provider of excellent client care.
Feleena has experience representing clients, both applicants and respondents, in non-molestation order and occupation order proceedings from first to final hearing. This includes cases involving serious allegations of domestic and sexual abuse.
Feleena has a developing practice in financial remedies/ancillary relief matters and accepts instructions from both private and publicly funded clients, across all stages of proceedings. Feleena’s experience has involved reaching successful negotiations, with instructing solicitors commenting that “[Feleena] secured a fantastic outcome for the client. She knew the papers inside out … she was really good with the client, the other side and the judge”.