Profile / Experience
I am a caseworker in the Family Law department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, I joined the team in November 2021. I work under the supervision of Director Rupinder Jagdev and am based in the Birmingham office.
I am a positive and conscientious person; I like challenges and getting things done. Having an aversion to motorway driving, I was one of two women in a convoy of 15 vehicles to drive an ambulance full of medical supplies from Birmingham to the Turkey/Syria border.
I spent a year in Syria: travelling, doing voluntary work (mainly education and community) and studying Arabic at Damascus University. My experiences there with vulnerable families is one factor which persuaded me towards Family Law.
I gained valuable experience working as a volunteer for The Citizens Advice Witness Service (Birmingham Magistrates Court). In addition to the administrative work, I regularly accompanied witnesses in court. Liaison with solicitors in relation to their clients was another important aspect of the work. I became a reliable point of call for prosecution and defence witnesses, solicitors and barristers.
I was a volunteer too, for a pilot scheme trialled by a charity (supported by West Midlands Police) working with victims of domestic violence. Helping to build the confidence and trust of vulnerable victims - adults and children - and providing the information and guidance to: gain knowledge about the range of support services available (legal, pastoral, administrative and medical) and how to access them.
I am fluent in speaking the Mirpuri dialect and Arabic. I can also communicate in Punjabi and Urdu.