Nabila Rafique

Solicitor Advocate

Nabila is an active member of the Dispute Resolution, Employment and Business team at Lexpert Solicitors LLP. She regularly represents clients in Courts and Tribunals in person and through remote hearings. Nabila takes keen interest in litigations concerning business disputes and advises on business set up, investment and company restructure.

Employment law is one of Nabila’s forte. She is highly experienced in representing both employees and employers on unfair dismissal cases besides advising on settlement agreements, redundancy, whistleblowing, disciplinary and grievance matters.

Nabila frequently represents landlord, tenants and works closely with estates agents on eviction, variation of tenancy, rent guarantee agreements, deposit protection, and boundary disputes. She has extensive experience in Social Security Tribunal concerning Personal Independent Payments (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit and overpayment matters.

Nabila is dual qualified being an Advocate of Supreme Court of Bangladesh as well and is often instructed as an expert on Bangladeshi matters by individual clients, firms, Courts and Tribunals. She enjoys writing on legal issues and publishes on her linked page. Nabila is regularly invited as a guest in Bengali TV and radio channels to speak on legal and topical issues.


Dispute Resolution



Landlord and Tenant

Social Security

Business Immigration


  • Representing claimant in defamation case for defamatory posts in social media.
  • Representing company and director in defending against a claim for copyright infringement.
  • Representing a company in defending an unfair prejudice petition
  • Advising companies and individuals on shareholder’s agreement, boardroom gridlock and minority rights
  • Representing employer and employee in unfair dismissal claims


Nabila Rafique of Lexpert Solicitors LLP is a brilliantly astute and pragmatic lawyer, and a force to be reckoned with. I have always found her advice to be measured, incisive and practical, focused on getting the desired results and demonstrating keen tactical awareness.

Nabila is also incredibly approachable and personable, she will take the time to fully understand the technicalities of a situation before forming a response, and never hesitates to go the extra mile for her clients.
Her tenacity, breadth of knowledge, and strategic expertise make her exactly who you want fighting your corner.


I was recommended to the seek advice from Lexpert Solicitors at a time of great need. I was stuck with extremely difficult tenants and was at a loss of what to do. The work of the firm particularly Nabila helped me deal with this case quickly and efficiently. Nabila was extremely professional and helped support and guide me through all aspects of eviction and preparation for court with clear and assuring advice. I have since returned to Nabila for help regarding all my tenancy matters as I trust her expertise wholeheartedly. Excellent service and results, I have not been disappointed.


Professional and Very Responsiveness. We have been working with LexPart since 2018. I must say the whole team has exceeded my overall expectations in every way. I have known Nabila personally for years, however, it wasn’t until I meet Ken in 2018 that we started our working relationship. If you are looking for someone you can trust, has full transparency, and are professional, then I will never hesitate to recommend Nabila & Ken to look after your interest whatever it may be. 

Mohammed Munim (Salik), ChefOnline CEO & ARTA Founder

Following my unfair dismissal I got very unwell and was unable to sue my employer within the time limit. Nabila helped me start my claim as soon possible after I had my first meeting with her. Very importantly she helped persuade the Tribunal on the out of time issue, something I know to be very difficult. Nabila gave me the right information and dealt with me in a straight forward manner. I got excellent and quality services from Lexpert Solicitors and will recommend to friends. Thanks so much.


Recently, we stumbled across Lexpert Solicitors LLP quite by chance as their office is near ours. We decided to use their services for an employment matter. We were especially pleased with Nabila Rafique’s efficiency and professionalism when she handled our case. We highly recommend Lexpert Solicitors LLP.

Ahmed, Director, Nasseri Fabrics

I’m happy to recommend Lexpert Solicitors LLP.  They dealt with the case professionally and effectively, in good time. Manzur initially advised me on my FLR-FP application and was very knowledgeable. Following the initial advice Nabila dealt with my application and took me through the entire process and sought out the right information to enhance my case. Both their inputs and advice putting me at ease. I can’t recommend Lexpert Solicitors enough, it was a pleasure.



LLM (Distinction), University of Bradford

Post Graduate Diploma in Law, City, University of London

LLB, University of London


English and Bangla (fluent), Hindi and French (basic)


Writing, reading, cooking

Recent articles from Nabila

The importance of challenging DWP refusals

Top Tips for challenging DWP refusals – PIP and ESA The most common types of social security related to illnesses are Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independent Payment (PIP previously known as disability living allowance or DLA). The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) awards up to £70-150 a week on a successful application. Even modest, these benefits provide a lifeline for those who have no other means of earning. However,...

Business Focus – Force Majeure and Frustration in the New Normal

For most of us, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought sweeping changes to our lives. For weeks now we have been subject to the space of our homes. Now the conversation has begun on easing the lockdown and with that the beginning of our functionality in the new world. As we will all be emerging into our new lives, it will soon become apparent that the intention to both make the promises and to keep the promises we made are compromised. Promises are...

Residential Evictions amidst the Pandemic

The Coronavirus Act (CA) 2020 enacted as an emergency response to the pandemic, came into effect on 26th March 2020 and brought sweeping legal changes across England and Wales. At a time when staying home is ever more important, many are now struggling to keep afloat with plummeting earnings and increased costs of living at home. The natural response for the Government was to announce protection for renters from residential evictions. This...

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