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

Date: 05/09/2018
Duncan Lewis, Family Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Solicitors Shortlisted for two awards at the Family Law Awards 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’.

The Family Law Awards were launched by Jordan Publishing to recognise the vital work of family lawyers, and mark their successes and outstanding achievements.

Special congratulations go our London based Family and Child Care Directors; Abbid Majeed, Adeeba Naseem, Alia Lewis, Annette Hinds, Emine Mehmet, Forida Hakim, Kathy Walker, Krina Parmar, Laila Bhunnoo, Meena Kumari, Ravi Kaur Mahey, Richard Grey, Sara Upton, Shazia Saliheen, Sophie Fretten and Vanket Appalakondiah and their teams for their hard-work and dedication to their cases and clients.

Having been previously nominated for this award in 2017 and enjoying success at the 2016 awards when Director Emine Mehmet won Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Duncan Lewis are hoping to triumph again this year.

Spread across 7 key offices, the London team have a wealth of experience in dealing with all Family and Child Care matters, with a particular specialism in representing domestic abuse victims under legal aid. Our solicitors understand the sensitive nature of Family proceedings, especially when children are concerned. Whether it is divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, financial provision, matters concerning children, Non Molestation Injunctions, or any other Family matter, we offer detailed and effective advice. The firm is also one of only 2 Family departments in the UK contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide publicly funded remote advice and assistance to family clients across UK using non face-to-face adaptations including web conferencing, Braille, British Sign Language and Easy read.

Additional congratulations go to Ravi Mahey whose impressive work has seen her nominated for ‘Partner of the Year’.

Ravi is recognised as a leading lawyer in her field, having specialised in children law for 16 years. She leads a recognised team of Law Society Children Panel lawyers, whilst also running mentoring and training workshops for junior members of her team. Ravi specialises in all areas of children law, in particular public law cases where she acts for children, through their guardians, in addition to representing parents in adoption and child abduction matters. More recently she has acquired a specialism in acting for the victims of forced marriages, abandoned spouses, honour based violence and female genital mutilation (FGM), acting in a leading FGM case. Ravi was also instructed by a diplomat to represent her in public law proceedings, which is now a leading authority in respect of public law orders being made for nationals with diplomatic status.

On receiving her nomination, Ravi said; “The shortlist nomination for partner of the year and firm of the year is a real reflection of the superb work and sheer brilliance of the Duncan Lewis family and childcare team - from the support staff to the directors, everyone works tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for their clients.”

Duncan Lewis Family & Child Care Department

Duncan Lewis family and child care team continues to be recognised by Legal 500 for our large team which ‘covers a broad range of family cases and excels in children’s cases’. The 2017 edition applauded Duncan Lewis for its expertise in representing vulnerable clients under legal aid and we have been recognised for our niche experience in Islamic divorce.

The team has extensive expertise representing vulnerable clients under legal aid, supporting families in care proceedings. Guardians appoint us to represent children in culturally complex care cases given our diverse ethnic workforce and experience dealing with vulnerable clients in physical and emotional abuse, drug or alcohol misuse, neglect, factitious illness, rare illness and non-accidental injury matters.

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