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Duncan Lewis reported case cited in Children Commissioner’s report (22 May 2019)

A Duncan Lewis reported case has been cited in the recently published report by the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield. The report, ‘Who are they? Where are they?’ looks into vulnerable children who are ‘locked up’ be it in secure children’s homes, mental health wards, Young Offender Institutions or secure training centres, either for their own safety or the safety of others.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ Emine Mehmet contributes to new book ‘101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children’ for separating parents (30 January 2019)

With legal aid being drastically cut, Duncan Lewis Solicitors is delighted to be supporting a national, not-for-profit social enterprise working to provide accessible support to families through the difficulties of separation and divorce.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Shortlisted for two awards at the Family Law Awards 2018 (5 September 2018)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for the Family Law Firm of the Year award in the forthcoming 2018 Jordan’s Family Law Awards and our Family and Child Care Director Ravi Kaur Mahey has been nominated for ‘Partner of the Year’.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors Successful in First Ever FGM Case heard in the Court of Appeal (31 July 2018)

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in the High Court case: X (A Child) (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order: Restrictions on Travel) [2017] EWHC 2898 (Fam). The case - the first ever FGM case to be heard in the Court of Appeal - in which a 16 year travel ban was imposed on a child ‘X’, due to concerns that X was at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), will be remitted for a full re-hearing of all relevant issues, to a Judge of the Family Division.   Read more...

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Director of Childcare, Alia Lewis advises on the BBC soap opera, ‘Doctors’ (24 July 2018)

Director of Childcare, Alia Lewis advised on an episode of ‘Doctors,’ providing expert legal advice for a storyline involving a transgender child. The show, ‘Doctors’ is a medical drama following the lives of medical staff of a doctors surgery and the circumstances of patients who are treated at the surgery. The episode, ‘He says, She says’; season 19 episode 193, originally aired on 10th April 2018.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Family and Childcare team attend advice drop-in at the West Hill Children’s Centre (25 June 2018)

Once a fortnight a volunteer caseworker from our Croydon office attends the West Hill Children’s Centre for appointments with parents, carers and other individuals seeking legal advice.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Welcome New Director of Family and Childcare Sara Upton (14 June 2018)

We are pleased to announce that Sara Upton has joined Duncan Lewis as a Director in the Family and Childcare department. She will supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers alongside Director Sheena Donlon based at our office in Barnet.   Read more...

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Court’s strict approach to FGM imposing 16 year travel ban (13 April 2018)

A recent High Court case imposed a 16 year travel ban on ‘X’, due to concerns that X is at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The girl was born in 2016 to a white English mother and an Egyptian father. The father who currently resides in Egypt has been unable to join the mother and X in the UK because of issues with acquiring a visa.  Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors represented Diplomat’s challenge to the High Court concerning enforcement of orders in light of diplomatic immunity (12 April 2018)

The Child Care team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors represented a Diplomat who entered the UK with her children D, S, E and SL aged between 17 years and 7 years old. All the children are nationals of X. The mother is also national of country X and works as a secretary for the X High Commission.   Read more...


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