Profile / Experience
I am a Consultant Solicitor in the Family and Childcare Department at Duncan Lewis.
I specialise in all aspects of Children Law and act for both publicly funded (legal aid) and privately funded clients. I mainly act in Children Public Law care cases and I undertake advocacy in courts at all levels of proceedings. I also represent clients at court in private law Children Act cases, including residence and contact matters, and undertakes advocacy in adoption cases. Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 1992, I have practised at a number of reputable firms where I have consistently specialised in both child care and family law.
I regularly advise at community law centres and take part in domestic violence projects and victim support groups, as well as taking part in the management of a youth counselling committee. I have valuable links with many community groups; I take a particular interest in home education cases and I am on the committee of a local home education group.
I am a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel which means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge, as defined by the Law Society in all areas of children law and the representation of children.