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I deliver pragmatic and realistic advice and solutions in a cost effective manner. I'm based in our Basildon office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01268 824938.
I enjoy being able to assist individuals in their time of need, being able to provide them with advice, guidance and solutions to their particular legal difficulties. I find satisfaction in achieving positive and definitive outcomes for clients.
I have worked in family law for over 15 years, specialising in the following areas:
- Divorce including contested proceedings;
- Financial Remedy including matters of High Net Worth, foreign assets and proceedings with multiple Interveners;
- Private Law Children proceedings including applications concerning Child Arrangements to Live With and Spend Time With, internal and external permanent relocation from jurisdiction to Hague and Non-Hague Convention countries;
- Family Law Act proceedings representing both Applicants and Respondents in respect of applications for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders;
- Trust of Land proceedings for Claimants and Defendants, including for cohabiting couples;
- Schedule 1 Applications; and
- Cohabitation, Pre and Post-nuptial and Separation agreements.
Prior to joining Birkett Long, I was employed in a multi-office Legal 500 and Family Law award-winning firm as an Assistant Solicitor and Supervisor undertaking a varied workload, both private and publicly funded work, consisting of Divorce, Family Remedy, Private and Public Law children, Child Abduction, Domestic Abuse and Trust of Land proceedings. My role included being a Legal Aid Agency Supervisor, training and supervision of qualified solicitors and non-qualified staff members.
In 2010, I acquired a family law specialist accreditation and became a member of The Law Society’s Family Law Scheme and am now a member of The Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Scheme.
I am also a member of Resolution, an organisation committed to dealing with family matters in an amicable and non-confrontational manner.
I have featured in the Legal 500 directory as a Recommended Lawyer (2018), Next Generation Lawyer (2019) and Rising Star (2020, 2021 and 2022).
From 2017, I took part in the Law Society’s national Solicitors Brand Campaign which continues to run online – you can see some of the adverts here.
I have been a Committee Member of the Society of Asian Lawyers since 2017, elected to Company Secretary in 2018 and subsequently to Treasurer in 2019, a post which I continue to hold.
Since 2019 I have been a Committee Member for The Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division.
In October 2021, I was elected as a Council Member at The Law Society securing one of the contested specialist seats of Ethnic Minorities.
During my career, I have undertaken pro-bono work for numerous organisations including Romford Independent Legal Advice Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau, Shepherds Bush Housing Association and Latin American Women’s Rights Service.
I continue to dedicate my time to the community by way of voluntary work, including Sikh Shaadi UK and raising money for charity, including for Race for Life and Harefield Hospital, as well as volunteering for Nishkam Sikh Welfare and Awareness team (“SWAT”) in their Homeless Outreach project.
Outside of work, I like to keep fit and enjoy the odd spin class.
Divorce and Family team
Our divorce and separation team understands that the breakdown of a relationship, particularly if children are involved, can be a difficult and stressful time for all those involved. We listen to the needs of our clients and treat each client as an individual. This ensures we are able to tailor our advice and help guide you through the legal process. We can assist you to make important decisions at a time when you may feel unable to do so.