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Duncan Lewis Trainee offered Solicitor roles in Child Care Team, Clapham Junction (18 October 2010)

Duncan Lewis is committed to providing training and has shown in the past that there are career progression opportunities at the firm. Sophie Burchett joined Duncan Lewis as a caseworker and then progressed onto being a trainee solicitor.   Read more...

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Family and Child Care team expands at Duncan Lewis (12 October 2010)

Duncan Lewis are pleased to announce that their Child Care and Family team in Shepherds Bush has expanded.  Read more...

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The Cafcass crisis and Public law proceedings (5 July 2010)

In public law proceedings Family Court Advisors act as Children’s Guardians and have an important role within the proceedings. Upon the issuing of an application for a care or supervision order, which is usually made by the Local Authority, the Court will notify Cafcass, who is under a duty to allocate a Family Court Advisor to the case.   Read more...

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Cohabitation Reduces Maintenance Payment (7 June 2010)

A man who was ordered to pay his wife £125,000 in maintenance has been successful in obtaining the agreement of the court to recalculate the payment after a private detective produced evidence that his ex-wife had set up house with another man, with whom she had a child.  Read more...

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Partner Amanjit Lalli achieves Domestic Violence Panel membership (31 May 2010)

Amanjit Lalli has recently attained her Domestic Violence Panel membership. Amanjit already has a list of Panel Memberships, making her very experienced in her field for Children and Family Law.  Read more...

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The importance of Fact Finding Hearings (10 May 2010)

The underlying principle in all applications for Contact and Residence is the welfare of the child. Accordingly, the Court is under a duty to consider any allegation of domestic violence (physical or verbal) made against a party within the proceedings or against the child. The duty is continuing and the risk of domestic violence is considered at all stages.

In order to consider allegations of domestic violence a Fact Finding Hearing maybe directed at any stage. Fact Finding Hearings are regulated by the Family Law Practice Directions and form an integral part of “trying a case” as opposed to being a separate exercise.
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Child Care Team Expansion: Phuong Truong Joins Duncan Lewis (12 April 2010)

Phuong qualified as a solicitor in December 2000 and has specialised in all areas of family law since, including divorce, financial disputes, cohabitation, S14 TOLATA and all private law children matters, contact, residence.  Read more...

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Child Care Team Expansion: Melita Johnson Joins Duncan Lewis (1 March 2010)

Melita joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in March 2010. She is a senior Child Care Solicitor based at the New Cross Gate office.

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Child Care Team Expansion: Georgina Suman Joins Duncan Lewis (1 January 2010)

Georgina qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and joined Duncan Lewis in January 2010, specialising in Family Law. She is a member of the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Panel.  Read more...


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