Awards and Recommendations for Stavri Petrou
Stavri is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500.
Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Family / London
I am a Solicitor in the Child Care department. I have extensive experience in a wide range of family and children matters.
I represent parents and adults in care proceedings, including applications for care, supervision, emergency protection and special guardianship orders. I handle cases relating to neglect, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, substance misuse, mental health issues and non-accidental injuries. I have particular expertise in dealing with vulnerable clients, including victims of abuse, and clients with learning difficulties or mental health issues.
I also assist on a number of high profile matters including a leading Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Protection Order case and a matter whereby our team represented a diplomat in care proceedings.
In addition to public law children matters, I have experience in representing parents in private children matters such as disputes in relation to contact and residence, as well as complex child abduction matters in the High Court.
Where I can, I undertake my own advocacy in order to provide continuity of representation to my clients. I have experience in representing clients in both the magistrates and the county courts.
I trained as a solicitor at Duncan Lewis and I completed seats in public law children matters, international children law (child abductions and adoptions) and family law.
Prior to joining Duncan Lewis Solicitors, I volunteered at a local law centre providing free legal advice and representation to vulnerable members of the community. I am still closely affiliated with the law centre as I am an active member of their management committee.
I am fluent in Greek.