Perican is a specialist family law barrister with particular expertise in matrimonial finance, disputes between cohabitants pursuant to TOLATA 1996 and financial relief under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Perican often appears in high value cases, involving complex trust and business assets, including advisory work in other jurisdictions such as the Channel Islands. In addition to her work involving financial disputes, Perican her significant experience in private law children matters, involving acrimonious contact and residence disputes, as well as matters involving jurisdictional issues.

Perican’s financial expertise encompasses the full range of areas including:
Individuals with high profiles and/or net worth;
Foreign or complex assets;
Trust and intervenors;
Business and Partnership assets;
Non–disclosure of assets
Pre–post nuptial agreements;
Financial relief after a foreign decree;
Civil partnerships;
Disputes between cohabitants under TOLATA 1996;
Inheritance Act 1975 claims;
Schedule 1 proceedings under the Children Act 1989;
Interim applications, including maintenance pending suit applications;
Enforcement proceedings, including attachment of earnings, charging orders, third party debt orders and reciprocal enforcement of maintenance and charging;
Freezing injunctions under s.37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act

Perican’s work within this area of law can be summarised as encompassing the following:
Applications for residence and/or contact, including disputes involving grandparents and other associated third parties;
Leave to remove and international relocation cases;
Disputes over education and change of name;
Jurisdictional disputes;
Domestic violence and family law injunctions;
Applications pursuant to the Child Support Act 1991.

Perican welcomes instructions to conduct private FDRs.

Perican accepts direct access instructions in both private law children and financial cases.

Reputation & Awards

"Perican is tenacious and determined." "She gives cases 100% of her focus."


“Perican is robust and handles complex cases with ease.”…“She works very hard to achieve successful results for her clients.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Perican is brilliant. She possesses an unwavering commitment to all her clients, providing excellent client care, always empathetic and reassuring” – Legal 500, 2024

“Perican Tahir is fantastic. She’s extremely hard-working and is always on top of her game. Her advocacy is phenomenal and clients are always impressed.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2023

“Works hard to ensure she is on top of the papers and in order to get the best result possible for the client. She provides straightforward, practical advice.” “Perican is tenacious and determined.” “She gives cases 100% of her focus.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2022

“A determined and effective advocate whose tenacity resonates with clients. Perican’s pragmatic, analytical and incisive approach achieves consistent success.” “An excellent advocate and negotiator who is well prepared and user-friendly.” “She gives open, honest, well thought out advice.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2021

“So hard-working that you know she will get a good result for the client. Her knowledge of the law is phenomenal and she’s fully committed to the case.” “She is excellent with her clients and a formidable opponent.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2020

“She’s thorough, prepares well, is very assertive in court and gets good results.” “no-nonsense approach delivers results time after time.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2020

She’s very, very good with clients as well as being very technically able.
– Chambers and Partners, 2018

‘A determined and efficient advocate, Perican’s pragmatic, analytical and incisive approach achieves consistent success and makes her one of our first choices for counsel.’
– Chambers and Partners, 2017

A determined and effective barrister. Her presence and tenacity resonate with clients. Her pragmatic, analytical and incisive approach achieves consistent success.’ ‘She is fantastic in cross–examination and spot–on with her points.’
– Chambers and Partners 2016

‘Perican is exceptionally client–friendly and very personable. She is a skilled negotiator in and out of court: she’s an all rounder and is exceptional across the board’
– Chambers and Partners 2015

‘Hugely respected for her strength in all aspects of family law, and for her determined and tenacious advocacy skills. She is also highly praised by lay clients, who appreciate her sensitive manner.’
– Chambers and Partners 2014


  • Haberdashers’ Askes Hatcham Girls School
  • University of Sussex, LLB
  • Inns Of Court School of Law

Professional Memberships

  • FLBA
  • Kent Bar Mess
  • South Eastern Circuit


Turkish (fluent)

Additional fields

Perican is able to offer a range of lectures on her areas of expertise. Please contact the clerks for further details.

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