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Family law solicitor Emily Reed attends the National FGM Centre Conference (9 July 2019)

Emily Reed,a solicitor within the family department attended the National Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Centre’s Conference ‘RSE: The Role of Education in Responding to FGM and other Harmful Practices’ in London.  Read more...

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Family director Forida Hakim takes part in the POAM ‘Domestic violence and child abduction’ workshop (8 July 2019)

Last month, family director Forida Hakim attended and took part in the Protection of Abducting Mothers in Return Proceedings (POAM) workshop in Aberdeen University where she, along with other experts explored the intersection between domestic violence and international parental child abduction within the EU.   Read more...

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International family law solicitor Helen Newman joins Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ family department (28 March 2019)

We are pleased to announce that prominent international family law solicitor, Helen Newman, has joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a supervisor in the family department. Helen joins Duncan Lewis after over 30 years working as a director and partner at Pritchard Joyce & Hinds. Based primarily in our Tonbridge office in Kent, Helen specialises in all international family matters.   Read more...

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents wife who remarried after erroneously being granted a divorce from the courts - M v P [2019] EWFC 14 (25 March 2019)

Duncan Lewis Solicitors represented a wife whose divorce was sought to make void in an application made by the Queen’s Proctor. The wife was represented by solicitors Sundeep Budwal and Paul Nuttall from our family and child care department.   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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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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