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Richard Gray , Duncan Lewis , Child Care Solicitor , Birmingham

Richard Gray

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

Awards Recommendation for Richard Gray
Legal 500

Richard Gray is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500

Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Family / West Midlands: Birmingham

"Richard is ranked and recommended by Legal 500 2017 for his work in complex private and public law proceedings involving elements of domestic abuse and substance addiction."

Legal 500 2017 Edition.
Family / West Midlands: Birmingham
I am a Director and Supervisor of Childcare and Family Law at the Birmingham office of Duncan Lewis. I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers all dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients.

I particularly specialise in public law childcare matters and I have been an Accredited Member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2011, this means I have achieved a high level of competence and knowledge in the area of children law and the representation of children. I have over seventeen years of experience in all aspects of Family and Chilcare Law and I have practiced in the Midlands area throughout my career.

I have a great deal of experience in Childcare matters and I have dealt with a large number of complex matters involving Local Authority care proceedings, including serious non accidental injury, representing both parents and children's Guardians. I continue to represent parents in private law Children Act applications including Child Arrangement Orders, specific issue and prohibited steps order applications. I undertake my own advocacy at court and I have gained a high degree of proficiency in this, providing my client's with a very high level of service and care.

I have represented clients at court at all levels including County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. I am a Recommended Individual in The Legal 500, 2019 edition for my family law work in the West-Midlands.

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
  • Common Professional Examination (CPE)
  • Honours Degree Geography

Career

  • Director at Duncan Lewis 2015-present
  • Quality Solicitors Mander Cruickshank 2012-2015
  • Challinors Solicitors 2011-2012
  • Adams Moore Solicitors 2008-2011
  • Alsters Kelley Solicitors 2007-2008
  • Angel and Co. Solicitors 2000-2007
  • Admitted as Solicitor 2000

Notable Cases

High Court
  • High Court of Justice Family Division Case No. MK15C00187 - Solicitor representing First Respondent Mother in public law childcare proceedings

  • High Court of Justice Family Division Case No. MK15C00187 - Solicitor representing first respondent Mother in public law childcare matter.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Accredited Member of the Law Society Children's Panel

Interests

  • Sports including cycling, squash and football
  • Music - I play guitar
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