I set up the Parent Not Perpetrator website to promote awareness of the rights and interests of parents and carers as these are often ignored by professionals and many face their situation gets worse without proper advice and support.
I specialise in cases involving children and am a longstanding member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and also a Specialist Accredited Member of Resolution in the areas of children and domestic violence.
I trained at a West London law firm in 1996 before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998. I have worked primarily in representing parents in various proceedings involving their children. I set up my own law firm Caveat Solicitors in 2011 and have successfully expanded this to five offices in and around London.
The focus of my work has been in the areas of family and child care law and I have specialised for many years in advising parents and adult parties who have the involvement of social services in their family. I have built up a reputation for achieving a positive outcome for my clients. I advise clients from the very moment social services get involved with their family so that they are at ease about the processes involved and feel more secure and confident in dealing with their situation.
I have an extensive history of representing clients involved in complex care proceedings where non accidental injury is involved such as fractures, poisoning, other injuries including the controversial Shaken Baby Syndrome. I find the medico-legal aspect of such cases very interesting and have had dealt with many cases where I have had to instruct experts on behalf of parents to successfully challenge the medical evidence put forward by the local authority or police.
I have had a proven record of successfully representing clients to rehabilitate children back to parental care. I also have experience of working with clients from various cultural and international backgrounds and have developed an effective understanding of working with clients who may not be apt to the legal procedures. I have also dealt with cases where domestic violence is involved representing clients in various fact finding hearings.
My experience and knowledge of criminal defence work has enhanced my expertise in advising and defending clients who may be involved in related parallel criminal proceedings, I am therefore able to advise clients in respect of their matter in the in the family courts as well as any connected criminal investigation they may be facing.
I run various free advice clinics for clients around London working with charities and organisations dealing with vulnerable people and have a great deal of empathy in helping my clients. I have represented clients both within London and nationally around the UK often have been sought after by clients to offer expert advice which I am always ready and willing to provide.
During the years, I have built up professional connections with some of the best practitioners who work in this field such as barristers, I also have instructed many medical and legal experts and am able to assess the quality of their service so that a client’s case is prepared to the highest level and they are given the best possible chance to keep their children at home.