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Shareen Tanvir, Duncan Lewis

Shareen Tanvir

Solicitor

Profile / Experience

I am a Solicitor in the Litigation and Public Law teams at Duncan Lewis.

I am very experienced in Court of Protection cases in a wide area of matters. I have acted for incapacitated clients through their Litigation Friend (including the Official Solicitor, RPR's and IMCA's) and I have also acted for family members involved in these proceedings.

My experience in the Court of Protection department includes matters relating to health and welfare including: residence, care, contact disputes and complex matters relating to physical and sexual abuse. I have successfully defended extremely complex and emotive allegations of physical and sexual abuse. I have also represented incapacitated clients in cases that have involved abuse. Additionally, I regularly challenge the rights of individuals who are subject to a deprivation of liberty. I also have experience in making health and welfare deputyship applications and challenges under the Care Act 2014.

I also have a very broad experience in Court of Protection matters which relate to Property and Financial Affairs. My experience includes successfully challenging court appointed deputies on grounds of capacity and / or best interests ; successfully challenging the appointment of an attorney acting under the powers of an LPA and routinely make deputyship applications. I have litigated in complex matters where the high value estate of the individual is in different jurisdictions and also matters involving allegations of financial abuse.

I regularly defend Article 5 and Article 8 rights of incapacitated individuals I also have experience in general public law having worked and assisted on a number of cases which relate to VAT disputes with HMRC; judicial review of inquest matters, accelerated payment notices/ personal liability notices and breaches of Data Protection.

Civil Litigation
I am a Solicitor in the Litigation and Public Law team.

Within the litigation department, I am experienced and have a particular interest in the following types of matters: banking disputes; building disputes; contractual disputes; professional negligence; misrepresentation claims and international cross border litigation.

My clients' financial positions and long term objectives are critical to how I run my cases. As such, I ensure that I use a wide range of approaches to undertake cases including arbitration; mediation, and litigation. I have a methodical approach to all matters that I work on and work closely with clients in achieving their ultimate objective in a proportionate and cost effective way.

Education

  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), Distinction -
  • LLM in Professional Legal Practice, Distinction -
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Pass -
  • BA (hons) English Literature and Modern History, 2:1 -

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Solicitor - August 2019-present
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor - July 2017-July 2019
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Inter Partes Costs Negotiator and Supervisor - March 2016-June 2017
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Legal Costs Assistant - October-March 2016
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