Nadiya joined Sterling Law in 2015. Prior to beginning as a trainee solicitor, she developed a wealth of experience as a criminal defence paralegal and then as an immigration law specialist, dealing predominantly with immigration, asylum and human rights cases, extradition cases and Judicial Review applications.
Nadiya studied an International Foundation Programme in Business and Politics at Queen Mary University of London. Following this, she completed her LLB at the University of London and then the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.
- Nadiya was involved in the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal, Baigazieva  EWCA 1088 (Civ), which established an important precedent for resident rights of divorced non-EU citizens.