Based in the firm’s Bradford & Leeds offices Meena has a wealth of experience in operating a practice covering all aspects of Family law, with a specialism in divorce and financial matters.
Meena has a formidable track record in handling complex children cases with international elements and often matters involving children with special needs. In addition, Meena has particular expertise in negotiating medium to high net financial settlements for clients in the course of separation, divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships. Meena has developed a highly successful practice in representing high-profile individuals in this area through her tenacious and proactive approach as well as her meticulous attention to detail; thus avoiding lengthy and costly delays to her clients.
Meena is an active member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Panel, highlighting her exceptional skills in handling Family law matters under the esteemed judgement of the Law Society. Meena is also Resolution accredited and has trained as a collaborative lawyer. In 2015 she joined the Law Society Law management section where she shares her management knowledge and skills amongst other members in the profession.
Meena is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu and can converse in French and Creole.
Headed by 22 Director Solicitors, and boasting over 43 Law Society Family & Childcare Panel Specialists, the Duncan Lewis Family & Childcare department are specialists in all aspects of family, private children law and public children law matters. Duncan Lewis’ Family and Childcare department is ranked as a leading practice by the Legal 500 client’s guide and was awarded the Jordans Family Law Firm of the Year Award 2015.
Duncan Lewis holds a niche practice in representing victims of domestic abuse and is significantly experienced in complex financial matrimonial matters (ancillary relief) relating to the breakdown of a marriage/relationship. With a broad practice representing parents, family members and children through their children’s guardian in all children public law proceedings and conducting cases on behalf of the official solicitor, the Duncan Lewis’ Family & Childcare team are also specialists in high profile international child abduction cases, with an extensive practice in inherent jurisdiction/forum disputes, international relocation cases and wardship proceedings for the return of children and is none of only a small number of firms throughout the UK that are on the Lord Chancellor’s International Child Abduction & Contact Panel (ICACU), which is responsible for administering Hague Convention (Child Abduction) proceedings work in England. Since 2013, Duncan Lewis has an established Islamic & Sharia Law team which specialises in Islamic Divorce, Islamic Financial Settlement & Mehr Claims under English Law.