Profile / Experience
I am a Solicitor in the Family and Childcare departments at Duncan Lewis. I am based in the Birmingham office and work under the direction of Richard Gray.
I have experience handling a wide range of family and childcare legal matters. I represent clients in Section 8 child arrangements order proceedings and in applications to vary and enforce existing child arrangements orders. I act for clients in applications for prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders. These type of applications often have an international nature which I have experience in handling. I have had conduct of two complex child arrangements matters in the High Court where allegations of radicalisation were made.
I represent parents whose children are the subject of care order, supervision order and placement order applications. I manage care cases on a day-to-day basis and regularly attend court to represent my clients. I advise on applying to discharge and appealing care and placement orders already made.
I represent clients in applications for non-molestation orders and applications to extend existing non-molestation orders. This often involves dealing with vulnerable clients who have experienced significant trauma and whose cultural background can impact on their need for protection. I assist clients with their divorces and those who wish to change their name by preparing a change of name deed.