Leading Legal 500 national law firm Duncan Lewis is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Frances Clare as a Director of Family & Childcare.
Childcare specialist and Law Society accredited Children Panel Member, Frances Clare practices from the company’s Tooting office in South London. She specialises in Public law childcare cases involving social services and regularly represents clients in children residence and contact disputes.
In addition to Frances Clare, Children Panel Members Sarah Jopling (also of the Tooting office) , Michelle Bird (Harrow office) and Misbah Ali (Lewisham office) have all been appointed as Directors of Family & Childcare. They are joined by Kathy Walker and Kirsty Richards as new Directors of Family & Childcare in the company’s new offices in Barnet and Croydon respectively.
Duncan Lewis’ family and childcare team has been recognised as a leading practice by Legal 500 UK 2014. The department specialises in all aspects of 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.