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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

1 KINGSLAND HIGH STREET, DALSTON, HACKNEY, LONDON, E8 2JS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7923 4020
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Web:
www.duncanlewis.com
Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Vanket Appalakondiah, Hackney, ENGLAND

Vanket Appalakondiah

Tel:
Work 020 7923 8414
Email:
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Family

Position

Vanket is a director in the family and childcare department at Duncan Lewis.

Vanket litigates across all areas of family law including divorce, ancillary relief, care proceedings, TOLATA (Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act), and domestic abuse. His specialities include financial claims, Schedule 1 applications, private law children and child abduction matters. He has acted on behalf of applicants in child abductions matters and also for respondents, and has successfully defended several applications for the return of children to the countries they were removed from.

He has also represented respondents in successfully challenging forced marriage applications. His notable cases include N’Suka Along in the case of Along v Mwanga. In relation to financial claims, Vanket has successfully set aside equitable charges by third parties and resisted warrant for possessions brought by mortgagees where the matrimonial homes were under the sole names of respondent spouses who failed to pay the mortgages.

Career

Trained Chetty & Co; qualified 1996; director-partner level Duncan Lewis 1999 to date.

Languages

Malay, Tamil, Telugu.

Member

Vanket is accredited as Family Law Advanced Panel member and a member of Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA) a body of specialist child abduction lawyers, which includes the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit referral list members. He is also a member of Resolution, a Family Law Association for solicitors who are committed to resolving family matters fairly and amicably.

Education

Vanket studied at North London Polytechnic (LLB Honours) and the College of Law (Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Jogging, gardening, travelling.

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