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Birketts LLP

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Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

Roopa Ahluwalia

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Birketts LLP

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Senior Assoicate, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer


Roopa joined Birketts in September 2014 having previously worked in North London and the Northern Home Counties for large regional practices since she qualified in 2001. Roopa is a Senior Associate, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer in our Family Law Team. Roopa is based in our Cambridge office.

Roopa’s practice involves all aspects of family law advice and deals in particular with divorce advice, financial remedies, separation advice/deeds, dissolution of civil partnerships, children arrangements, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and living together agreements. Roopa has experience of high net worth divorce and finance cases, often with an international element. Equally, having been accredited to the Law Society’s Children panel in the past, Roopa is accomplished in dealing with complex Children Act matters.

Roopa receives a number of referrals from London and the home counties. She is flexible in arranging client meetings at mutually convenient locations.


Roopa is a member of Resolution (a national network of family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes).

East Anglia: Private client


Within: Family

Birketts LLP¬†is 'a standout firm' and its highly experienced, 12-lawyer family practice acts for many high-net-worth individuals across East Anglia, in London and from overseas. It has notable expertise in complex finance and children matters, frequently involving multi-jurisdictional issues,¬†and is known for its skill in drafting bespoke prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. All fee earners in the practice are members of Resolution and the firm handles all approaches to family disputes including litigation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.¬†Oliver Gravell, who was among the first collaborative lawyers in the UK, leads the practice and counsel notes that he¬†'knows the answers; he has great experience and superb judgment, and clients are calmed by his calm approach and gravitas'. Among the firm's senior associates¬†Katie Beaven¬†is best-known for complex and high-net-worth financial settlements and¬†Children Act matters;¬†Roopa Ahluwalia¬†frequently handles¬†divorce, separation, nuptial agreements, and¬†complex children matters; and¬†Juliet Harvey¬†is vice chair of Resolution's national committee.¬†The practice recently hired¬†Elisabeth Sneade¬†from¬†Tees Law, who is¬†‚Äėparticularly supportive emotionally and structurally‚Äô.

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