Recognised by Legal 500 2015 Edition as “an undoubted force in international children law and winner of the 5th Annual Jordan’s Family Law Firm of the Year Award”, Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that Jasbir Raindi has recently been appointed as a Director of Family and Childcare for the company’s Milton Keynes’ branch.
Jasbir has a significant Family and Childcare practice throughout the Midlands Area, with a particular focus in and around Milton Keynes. He specialises in Private Family Law matters, assisting the most vulnerable people of society, such as victims and alleged perpetrators of Domestic Abuse in all family proceedings. Jasbir also has a significant international child abduction cases. He represents parents or parties involved with cases of children abducted or removed from the UK without permission to both Hague and non-Hague Convention countries taking steps to bring the children back to the UK. He offers representation of parents and children in relation to Care Proceedings at all levels from initial advice to High Court and Court of Appeal.
Regarding Jasbir’s appointment, Practice Director Jason Bruce said: “We are very excited to have Jasbir on board and we welcome him to his new role. We are very pleased that the company’s Milton Keynes branch has his unique family and children law specialisms at the forefront of its delivery of legal services to local clients”.
Jasbir is a Member of the Advanced Family Panel with the Law Society for Private Family Law and Violence in the Home and he is also a member of Resolution. Jasbir continues to work closely with several midlands based charities including Womens’ Aid, the Personal Support Unit & Citizens Advice Bureaux to provide pro-bono advice to members of the public seeking support and has regularly assisted with events - and mentoring legal professionals of the future studying - at the University of Law, Birmingham since having completing his Legal Practice Course there during 2002.
Duncan Lewis Family and Child Care Department
Headed by 21 Director Solicitors, and boasting over 50 Law Society Family & Childcare Panel Specialists, the Duncan Lewis Family & Childcare department are specialists in all aspects of family and private/public children law matters from offices across London and throughout the UK. Recognised by Legal 500 2015 as a leading matrimonial and children law practice, the team 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.
The Child Care team now has over 50 specialist solicitors/Law Society accredited Children Law Panel Members authorised to act for children in all children public law proceedings. Many of our Children Public Law Solicitors also specialise in Children Cross border disputes. Our specialism is illustrative by the fact that Duncan Lewis is one of only a small number of firms in the UK that are on the Lord Chancellor’s 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.