Legal 500 "Top-Tier" law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent arrival of Childcare Director Richard Gray to the firm's Birmingham branch.
Richard Gray joins Duncan Lewis with over fifteen years of extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law, with a particular specialism in public law childcare matters. As an accredited member of the Law Society's prestigious Childcare Panel since 2011, Richard is recognised as a specialist in all childcare matters by the high standard of the Law Society.
Richard has dealt with a large number of complex public law childcare matters involving Local Authority care proceedings, including serious non-accidental injury, representing both parents and children's guardians. Richard also continues to deal with private law Children Act applications including residence, contact, specific issue and prohibited steps order applications. Richard has represented clients at court at all levels including County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Richard joins Krina Parmar, ranked as a Leader in her Field by Chambers UK, and Shazia Saliheen as Directors of the firm's Birmingham based Childcare department.
Practising from offices in London and throughout the UK, Duncan Lewis' Childcare team specialises in all aspects of legal aid and privately funded family and private children law matters, with a particular family specialism in representing victims of domestic abuse and assisting in financial matrimonial matters relating to the breakdown of a marriage/relationship. The company holds a broad practice representing parents, family members and children through their children's guardian in all children public law proceedings and are regularly appointed by guardians to represent babies and young children in cases involving severe non-accidental injuries, fictitious illnesses and allegations of sexual abuse. The company's childcare specialists have conduct in high profile international child abduction cases and regularly practice in inherent jurisdiction/forum disputes, international relocation cases, cross border care proceedings and wardship proceedings for the return of children taken out of the jurisdiction. The Duncan Lewis Family & Childcare department was recently shortlisted in the Jordans Family Law Awards 2015 afor 'Family Law Firm of the Year' and boasts over 40 accredited Law Society panel members across all offices.