I am a Solicitor in the Family and Child Care department at Duncan Lewis. I am based in the Croydon office and work alongside Director, Kathy Walker.
I advise clients on a wide range of family and child care matters in particular issues where the local authority are involved or where parents or other family members are considering issuing care proceedings. I represent parents and other family members in court proceedings involving applications for:
- Care orders
- Special Guardianship orders
- Child Arrangement orders
- Specific Issue orders
- Prohibited Steps orders
I have experience representing parents and other family members in some very complex care proceedings which include matters involving non-accidental injury, fictitious illness, children with autism and other additional needs as well as the common factors in care proceedings such as mental health, sexual abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol misuse, emotional harm and physical harm.
I also have significant experience of domestic violence cases.
I undertake my own advocacy and often appear before circuit judges, district judges and magistrates.