Child Care Solicitor

Ravi Kaur Mahey

Ravi Kaur Mahey , Duncan Lewis , Child Care Solicitor , Harrow

Child Care
Director & Solicitor
Harrow
02031141102
02031190602
 

Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor-Advocate and Director in the Child Care and Family Department. I specialise and litigate in all areas of children law representing parents, children's guardians and children. I qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 and I have been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2011.


I have expertise representing parents and young people in care proceedings. I have been involved in a number of complex medical cases involving allegations of 'baby shaking', non-accidental injuries, attempted murder and factitious illness syndrome. I also have experience of complex child abduction matters and cases in relation to FGM. I regularly represent adults seeking to adopt and also receive referrals from local authority's to act for adopters. I am a keen advocate having represented adults and children in the County and High Court.


Whilst I am based in the Harrow and Lambeth offices, I have a wide practice area across the London area.


I am fluent in Punjabi and conversational in Hindi and Urdu.

 

Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice - University of Birmingham 1999-2000
  • LLB (Hons) - University of Nottingham Trent 1996-1999

 

Career
  • Director at Duncan Lewis 2014-present
  • Senior Solicitor at Fisher Meredith 2011-2014
  • Solicitor at Challinors 2004-2011
  • Solicitor at Davies Simmons 2002-2004
  • Admitted as a Solicitor 2002

 

Recent Notable Cases

 

High Court
  • I (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1217

 

Testimonies & Client Comments

  • "Ravi has an excellent knowledge of children law. She is an outstanding family lawyer that really pulls out the stops to get the best results for her clients. She has an ability to really understand the needs of her clients, especially those who are very vulnerable." - BS, Barrister.


  • "I am very grateful for her patience and professional management of hearings." - Children's Guardian.


  • "Ravi has provided a high level of professional legal advice and support for fathers who attend our Fathers group. She has organised a team of Solicitors to engage, listen and help our members with their family based legal questions. Ravi has been extremely supportive to our Fathers group members’ needs and is prompt in her response to helping them gain the most appropriate legal support and advice. She has done all of this with a positive, kind and thoughtful purpose." - Client.

 

Recommendations & Awards
  • In 2014 I was invited to sit on the South London Care Proceedings Project (SLCPP - QUAD) steering group committee.
  • I frequently host seminars and workshops catered towards frontline aid workers/agencies with regards to the law.

 

Membership & Accreditations
  • Member of The Law Society Children Panel since 2011
  • Member of Resolution
  • Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Associate Member of Nagalro

 

Interests
  • Human rights activist and public speaker on genocide and human rights issues
  • Member of Amnesty International
  • Playing classical instruments