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Partner and Head of Family Law, Rugby
I am a Partner in the Family department. I am an accredited specialist by the Law Society in international child abduction and children law. I advise on all aspects of children law.
I primarily practise in the following areas: international movement of children, proceedings under the inherent jurisdiction and wardship, proceedings under council regulation concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility, complex private law to determine who a child will live with and what contact they will have with the absent parent, forced marriage cases and complex care and adoption proceedings involving an international dimension.
I am interested in honour-based violence, FGM and representing abandoned spouses in foreign jurisdictions. I am a fluent speaker of Punjabi and Hindi and am proficient in Urdu.
I also have particular interest in assisted reproduction. I advise on complex international surrogacy arrangements and in complex parental order cases where there have been issues with domicile, consent or where nationality or immigration law have caused difficulties with family court applications in the UK.
I offer strategic practical advice in an attempt to resolve often complex family disputes. I am prepared to go the extra mile and pull out all the stops, with a strong level of understanding, support and empathy for my clients.
I am on the international child abduction and contact unit (ICACU) and Reunite panels of recommended lawyers. I am a founding member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association and am currently the membership secretary for the same organisation.
I studied law at Birmingham University, graduating in 2006. I completed the Legal Practice Court at the College of Law Birmingham, gaining a distinction in Family law. I became an Associate in 2012. I was accredited by the Law Society and joined Brethertons in 2013.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, seeing the world and trying to keep fit.
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