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Amanjit Lalli , Duncan Lewis , Child Care Solicitor , Harrow

Amanjit Lalli

Consultant

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Profile / Experience

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 [2007] All ER (D) AT5 (MAR)
  • Re SK [2007] EWHC 3289 (FAM)
  • Re Z (Unsupervised Contact: Allegations of Domestic Violence) [2009] EWCA CIV 430
  • Re O (A Child) [2009] EWCA Civ 1273
  • WF v FJ, BF and RF (Abduction: Child's Objections) [2010] 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.

Career

  • Consultant Solicitor at Duncan Lewis (2012 to date)
  • Director at Duncan Lewis (2004–2012)
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2000

Testimonials

  • “Many thanks for all of your skilled help and facilitation during this complicated case, I know from our perspective that your role and efficiency has eased our work, this matters to us as when we feel confident that the lead solicitor role is solidly held we are better able to get on with our task safe in the knowledge that any legal matters are dealt with efficiently and effectively.” - From an organisation who was instructed.

  • “Amanjit, thank you so much for the unrelenting dedication you showed throughout this case, it was not easy sometimes but you made sure that the Local Authority did what they were supposed to do to ensure the best outcome for the child. You are one of the most reliable solicitors I have worked with and would like to instruct you again.” – From a Guardian

Membership & Accreditations

I am a professional member of the following:
  • The Law Society Children Panel - Children Representative
  • The Advanced Family Law Panel
  • The Lord Chancellor's Child Abduction and Contact Panel
  • The Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Law Society
  • The Middlesex Law Society
I am also a non-professional member of Child's Rights Information Network.

Interests

  • Yoga
  • Current affairs
  • Astronomy
  • Reading
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