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Duncan Lewis Family Solicitor Simran Gupta Achieves Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel Membership (30 September 2014)

Date: 30/09/2014
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Family Solicitor Simran Gupta Achieves Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel Membership

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Family Law Solicitor to the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel.

The Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation scheme covers specialist areas of Family Law work.

Members of the Advanced Accreditation Scheme will have exhibited and maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice to a level to the satisfaction of the Law Society, in selected specialist areas of Family Law.

More information on the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme can be found here.

Simran’s outstanding achievements in the area of Family Law mean that she now joins 28 Panel members of the Duncan Lewis Family and Child Care Law departments, including Vanket Appondiah and Savita Sharma.

Simran added;

"I am elated to have been appointed to the Law Societies Advanced Family Panel as it will enhance not only my professional profile but also that of the Duncan Lewis Family Department. The accreditation will also allow me to market both myself and the firm. I hope to continue to be an asset to the Family Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. I am grateful to Duncan Lewis Solicitors for the opportunities that they have afforded me and the chance to develop my skills and knowledge in Family Law."

Simran joined Duncan Lewis in November 2008 and is based in the firm’s harrow branch. She also spends time at the firm’s Uxbridge and Watford offices, meeting with clients and assisting in the growth and marketing of the firm.

Simran represents clients within all areas of Family Law including Divorce, Financial Relief matters including cases of assets of high net worth and pensions. She also represents unmarried parties in financial disputes.

Simran regularly represents clients in all Children Act proceedings such as applications for Contact, Residence, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. These include matters where there has been a history of violence, drug and alcohol use or Social Services involvement with one or both parties. Simran has also represented a number of parents in proceedings before the High Court including in the exercise of the Courts Inherent Jurisdiction, Wardship, Location and Collection Orders and Child Abduction matters where the Hague Convention has been enacted. Simran has also assisted clients with recovering children who have been abducted to Countries which are not signatories of the Hague Convention.

Simran also represents victims of domestic abuse and assists them in seeking protection in the form of Non Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders and Protection from Harassment Orders on an urgent basis. She has the necessary skills and empathy to undertake urgent work and seek a swift, positive resolution. Simran also assists alleged perpetrators of domestic violence as Respondents in proceedings where unfounded applications for injunctions have been made against them.

Simran represents clients in both Private and Legal Aid matters. She also assists the Family Department in its Pro Bono work whereby she regularly attends on behalf of the department on free legal rotas with various charitable organisations such as Women's Centres, Contact Centres and Refuges.

Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of divorce solicitors and one of the UK’s leading providers of Legal Aid services and can advise on a plethora of Family Law and Children Law matters under UK and Islamic law, including:

· Children
· Divorce / Separation
· Domestic Violence/ Harassment
· Financial & Property (married or unmarried)
· Civil Partnerships/ Dissolution
· Child Abduction

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