I am a Consultant Solicitor in the Family & Child Care Department at Duncan Lewis and I have been specialising in both children and family law since qualifying as a Solicitor in January 2000.
In all Children Act proceedings I represent parents, family members, children's guardians and children. My practice covers residence, contact, specific issue and prohibited step order applications. I am committed to acting in all children matters in particular special guardianship orders, care orders, supervision orders and emergency orders; adoption within the UK and overseas; parental responsibility agreements; paternity disputes and surrogacy agreements. I have been instructed in a number of complex cases involving cruelty to children and serious allegations of harm to children.
My other main area of expertise is in dealing with cases with an international element. I am experienced in child abduction cases under the Hague Convention and receive referrals from the Central Authority acting for parents abroad, as well as acting for those defending abduction claims. I am on the Reunite Panel of Solicitors, an organisation which helps families on child abduction with advice, information and support. I have considerable experience in dealing with foreign marriages and advice on all aspects of financial settlements, including dealing with assets in foreign jurisdictions.
In addition, I am able to advise in all family/matrimonial matters and regularly practice in both the High Court and County Courts, acting for publicly funded (legal aid) and privately funded clients. I continue to specialise in divorces, judicial separation and nullity; complex financial matters (ancillary relief) relating to the breakdown of a marriage/relationship including high net worth assets and the distribution of business assets; non-molestation injunctions and occupation orders; cases involving international jurisdiction in both financial and child abduction matters; prenuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements; cohabitation disputes involving property; and civil partnership disputes.
I undertake advocacy at all levels and I have a number of reported cases; namely:
- M v J  All ER (D) AT5 (MAR)
- Re SK  EWHC 3289 (FAM)
- Re Z (Unsupervised Contact: Allegations of Domestic Violence)  EWCA CIV 430
- Re O (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1273
- WF v FJ, BF and RF (Abduction: Child's Objections)  EWHC 2909 (Fam)
I undertake pro bono work on a regular basis with local women's centres and CABs. I am dedicated to working with all vulnerable members of society who require assistance and I am further committed to charitable work with a number of local charities.
I am fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.