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Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis Family Solicitors Shortlisted for Jordan’s Family Law Awards 2017 (6 September 2017)

 

Legal 500 “top-tier” firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors have been shortlisted for the Family Law London Firm of the Year in the 2017 edition of the prestigious Jordan’s Family Law Awards.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyLegal 500 recommended National Law Firm, Duncan Lewis, appoints Manjinder Kaur Atwal and Sheena Donlon as Directors (18 August 2017)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent internal appointments of Manjinder Kaur Atwal as Director of Housing and Sheena Donlon as Director of Family & Childcare. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyBreaking the Barriers – A progressive Judiciary (17 August 2017)

 

Any practitioner of Law will have, undoubtedly, encountered a Client (or two…) who feels the Judiciary is simply not representative of them; disconnected. Arguably, there are many contributory factors – whether it’s the use of Latin terminology in Court Proceedings, the garb adopted by Counsel and the Judiciary in Criminal matters or the domination of the bench by white privately educated males. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyLondon – The Divorce Capital Haven (11 July 2017)

 

London has developed a reputation of being the global capital for “divorce tourism”. It has previously been reported by The Times that one sixth of all divorce cases, and around half of the ‘big money’ cases, heard by Family Courts in London involved international couples. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyCivil Partnerships for all? (9 May 2017)

 

In February this year, the Court Of Appeal ruled that a heterosexual couple could not enter into a civil partnership instead of a marriage. Recent polling by Populus has found that three in five people in Great Britain believe that civil partnerships should be open to both hetero and homo-sexual couples. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:Family‘Big Little Lies’ and Domestic Abuse (8 May 2017)

 

Having watched ‘Big Little Lies’ dramatic conclusion, I felt compelled to extol its virtues; this mini-series, written for Sky Atlantic by David E. Kelly, is set in a beautiful coastal town where a murder has taken place. The characters are played by beautiful actors, who all have beautiful children. Most are in couples with successful careers and living in Architect Digest/Grand Designs worthy homes overlooking the ocean. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyUnlawfully obtained documents; what to do with illegal evidence that proves wrong-doing (23 March 2017)

 

What can I do if my ex partner is hiding money? This is a question frequently asked of family solicitors. There is a very real fear from many parties to divorce, particularly those in a weaker financial position, that the other party is hiding a large proportion of their assets and failing to disclose this to the court. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyCan my ex-partner refuse to sign the divorce petition? Can they prevent the divorce from taking place? (3 March 2017)

 

This is a fear for many people seeking a divorce. In a recent case, widely publicised in the national press, Tini Owens attempted to divorce her husband and has been told by the court that she cannot.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis Solicitors Family & Child Care Solicitor Jaswinder Kalsi is named one of The Sikh Network’s 350 SIKH WOMEN (26 January 2017)

 

Jaswinder Kalsi, a Solicitor with Duncan Lewis & Co Solicitors has been named on a list compiled by The Sikh Network of 350 Sikh Women to celebrate 350th birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji – who formed the concept of baptised Sikhs. It aims to raise the profile of contribution of Sikh Women in history. . Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis’ Family & Child Care Director Emine Mehmet receives 2016 Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award (24 November 2016)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce that Family & Child Care Director Emine Mehmet was awarded the Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award at the recent 6th annual Family Law Awards.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis’ Family & Child Care Solicitor Emily Wright Achieves Law Society’s Children Law Panel Membership (21 November 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Family & Child Care Solicitor Emily Wright to the Law Society’s Children Law Panel.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis’ Family & Child Care Solicitor Jaswinder Kalsi is awarded the Society of Asian Lawyers’ Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award (21 November 2016)

 

Legal 500 “Top Tier” firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce that on Saturday, 19th November 2016, Family & Child Care Solicitor Jaswinder Kalsi received the Society of Asian Lawyers’ Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyChildren with difficult behaviour can become victims of ‘Witchcraft’ Child Abuse (16 November 2016)

 

It is our experience that a number of care applications are issued by Local Authorities due to physical abuse to children as a result of ‘Witchcraft Child Abuse’. As practitioners we have to be very much aware that this form of physical abuse exists. We also have a duty to recognise the signs where such form of punishment has been applied in order to protect children and be able to represent parents and children adequately.
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Duncan Lewis:FamilyUniversity of Lincoln’s Report Reveals Domestic Violence Abuses Against South Asian 'Disposable Women' (10 October 2016)

 

Following on from a report by Academics at the University of Lincoln, the issue of some British Asian men mistreating women and leaving them soon after getting married in South Asia is in the spotlight. . Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis Solicitors to Offer Monthly Free Legal Advice Clinic in Birmingham from March 2016 (1 March 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the launch of a monthly free Legal Advice Clinic in their Birmingham office from March 2015.. Read more...

Duncan Lewis:FamilyDuncan Lewis Solicitors pleased to Welcome Director Meena Kumari to their Bradford Family & Childcare Law Team (9 February 2016)

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to introduce Bradford-based Director Meena Kumari as the newest member of their Legal 500 recommended Family & Childcare practice.


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