Profile / Experience
I am a Solicitor in the Childcare department at Duncan Lewis' Harrow office. I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers all dedicated to this area of law.
I was admitted as a solicitor in 2011 and have extensive experience in a wide range of family and child care matters representing parents, children (through their guardian), family members, interveners and clients through the official solicitor. I have a wealth of experience representing vulnerable clients, including those who have been victim of abuse and those with learning difficulties, low cognitive functioning and mental health needs.
I deal with cases relating to neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance misuse, psychological problems, mental health and non- accidental injury. I have also conducted numerous cases with an international element including child abduction and dealt with secure accommodation cases.
As an experienced advocate I undertake the majority of my own hearings to provide my clients with continuity. I am also an accredited member of the Law Society's Children Panel which means I have demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge, as defined by the Law Society in all areas of children law and the representation of children.
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) - BPP Law School, 2009
LLB Honours Degree - Queen Mary University of London, 2007