Duncan Lewis Childcare Solicitors Appointed to Law Society Children Law Panel

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of six of their Childcare Solicitors to the Law Society Children Law Panel.

Law Society Childrens Law Panel

Law Society Childrens Law Panel

To have this many appointed in one round is a credit to the company for the support and good supervision they have obviously received.

Legal 500 recommended legal firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that six of the the firm’s Childcare Solicitors have been appointed to the Law Society Children Law Panel, joining the firm’s thirty-nine already appointed members of the Childcare department.

The Law Society Children Law Panel Accreditation Scheme covers all types of Childcare Law work. Members of the Law Society Children Law Panel will have been assessed by the Law Society and will have shown that they can maintain, a high level of knowledge, skill and experience in representing children and adults in the area of Children Law.

Members of the Children Panel must possess significant experience in dealing with matters under the Children Act 1989. This includes providing advice and representation for;

>Children in all types of Family Law matters, including care proceedings, or where they have been made a party to private law proceedings

>Adults (including parents, other relatives and carers) where children are ‘at risk’ or have been taken into care by the Local Authority

>Local Authorities, in care proceedings under the Children Act 1989

The Law Society Childrens Law Accreditation scheme provides a recognisable quality mark in Children Law services. The expertise of members are independently and rigorously assessed by the Law Society panel judges every three years.

The Solicitors newly appointed from the Duncan Lewis Childcare Department are;

>Angela O’Connor (Dalston Branch)
>Idnan Deen (Birmingham Branch)
>Sheena Palan (Harrow Branch)
>Sophie Burchett (Tooting Branch)
>Amy Woolfenden (Tooting Branch)
>Amelia Davey (Cardiff Branch)

Annette Hinds, Duncan Lewis Childcare Director and Solicitor and Childcare Panel Member added; “A very well done to the 6 child care lawyers recently appointed to the Law Society’s Children Panel. To have this many appointed in one round is a credit to the company for the support and good supervision they have obviously received. As the child care team continues to grow, this can only further improve the firm’s strong reputation in this area of law.”

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is a leading firm of Children Solicitors and the largest Legal Aid firm in the UK. Duncan Lewis Childcare Solicitors can advise on a wide range of childcare issues including;

  •     Care proceedings
  •     Child abuse
  •     Child contact and residence
  •     Children taken into Local Authority care
  •     Court of Protection
  •     Wills and trusts.

Duncan Lewis children lawyers are also a leading firm of Legal Aid Solicitors and can advise on childcare matters under UK Law and Islamic Law.

For expert legal help with Children Law and childcare matters, call Duncan Lewis Children Lawyers on 020 7923 4020.

About Duncan Lewis

Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is the largest civil legal aid practice in the UK and one of the country's fastest growing firms of solicitors, serving both corporate entities and private individuals from offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500; Duncan Lewis employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Representing over 25,000 clients per year, the company has an excellent reputation in the Administrative Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in the Immigration, Public law and Family/Child Care jurisdictions.

Established areas of law are: business immigration, child care, civil liberties, clinical negligence, community care, crime and fraud, dispute resolution, debt and insolvency, employment, family and divorce, housing, asylum and immigration, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.

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