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Abbid Majeed , Duncan Lewis , Child Care Solicitor , Bradford

Abbid Majeed

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

I am a Director in the Family and Childcare department. I supervise a team which includes Children Panel Members, solicitors, trainees and case workers.

I have significant experience in representing clients as both Applicants and Respondents in a wide range of family and childcare matters including; care proceedings which include serious non-accidental injury, severe sexual abuse (including historical allegations), fabricated or induced illness (FII), neglect, emotional harm and failure to protect from harm, as well as Child Protection Conferences (CPC) and Public Law Outline Meetings (PLO) in order to assist in preventing care proceedings being issued.

My other areas of expertise include; emergency protection orders, discharging care orders and opposing adoption orders, special guardianship orders, parental responsibility agreements, grandparents' rights and enforcement proceedings. I have vast knowledge and experience in dealing with divorce proceedings (including defended divorces), consent orders and wardship proceedings.

I deal with S8 applications and have experience in dealing with international child abduction matters in both Hague and non-Hague states. Furthermore, I am well versed in matters involving risk of removal from the jurisdiction, internal relocation, temporary removal disputes, non-molestation orders, occupation orders and forced marriage orders.

I am an accredited member of the Law Societies Children's Panel, which allows me to represent children and adults in highly complex care proceedings. I have experience in representing parents with difficulties ranging from mental-health issues, chronic drug and alcohol addiction to those with learning difficulties and disabilities.

I also have experience in dealing with cases which include issues of serious domestic violence, implacable hostility, sexual abuse and parental alienation. This has been before all tiers of the judiciary from Magistrates to High Court judges.

I regularly advise and represent clients in relation to disputes spanning international borders and recently obtained an Annex II certificate under article 39 of Council Regulation 2201/2303 (Brussels II) in order to enforce a return order in the Czech Republic in relation to British children made in the High Court in England.

Prior to joining Duncan Lewis in October 2015, I represented clients in criminal proceedings both in the Magistrate’s Court, the Crown Court and at police stations. In particular, I represented parents who had been arrested and charged for child related offences which has given me valuable experience to better represent parents in Children Act proceedings particularly when there are also criminal proceedings running concurrently to the family proceedings.

I represent both legally aided and private clients and I can also speak Urdu and Punjabi.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice Course (LPC) - Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BA (Hons) Law and Accountancy - University of Huddersfield

Career

  • Director at Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2015-present
  • Head of Family and Childcare Department at John Delaney & Co Solicitors 2014-2015
  • Solicitor at John Delaney & Co Solicitor 2008-2015
  • Admitted as a solicitor 2008
  • Trainee Solicitor at John Delaney & Co Solicitors 2006-2008

Notable Cases

High Court
  • Lancashire County Council v M & Ors (Rev 1) [2016] EWFC 9 - I represented the Mother who along with her partner was accused of attempting to remove their children from the UK to enter ISIS controlled Syria in order to take part in armed conflict. The children were ultimately returned to the mothers care.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Accredited member of the Law Society Children's Panel
  • Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Member of The Law Society of England & Wales
  • Accredited Police Station Representative

Interests

  • Watching Contact Sport (Boxing/MMA)
  • Socialising with friends and family
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