Mr Abbid Majeed > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Bradford, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Offices 9 & 10, Titan Business Centre, Park House
BRADFORD ROAD
BIRSTALL
West Yorkshire
WF17 9PH
England

Work Department

Family and Child Care

Position

Abbid is a director in the family and child care department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. He specialises in representing both Applicants and Respondents in a wide range of complex care that involve serious non-accidental injury, severe sexual abuse, fabricated or induced illness, neglect, and failure to protect from harm. He attends Child Protection Conferences (CPC) and Public Law Outline Meetings (PLO) in order to assist in preventing Care Proceedings being issued.

HIs further areas of expertise include; emergency protection orders, discharging care orders and opposing adoption orders, special guardianship orders, parental responsibility agreements, grandparent’s rights, and enforcement proceedings. He has a vast knowledge and experience in dealing with divorce proceedings (including defended divorces), consent orders and wardship proceedings.

Abbid deals with s8 applications and has experience in dealing with international child abduction matters in both Hague and non-Hague states. Furthermore, he is well versed in matters involving risk of removal from the jurisdiction, internal relocation, temporary removal disputes, non-molestation orders, occupation orders, and forced marriage orders.

Abbid represents parents in high profile wardship proceedings; including a complex case relating to concerns that the parents were going to enter ISIS controlled Syria with their children in order to take part in armed conflict. This is a new and developing area and Abbid has successfully prevented children from being separated from their parents. He also has experience dealing with cases involving issues of serious domestic violence, implacable hostility, sexual abuse and parental alienation. Many of his cases have appeared before the High Court.

Career

Abbid qualified as a solicitor in 2008. He joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in October 2015 as a partner-level director.

Languages

Urdu and Punjabi.

Memberships

Abbid is an accredited member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children. He is also an accredited police station representative.

Education

Abbid took the LPC at Leeds Metropolitan University and has a BA (Hons) in Law and Accountancy from the University of Huddersfield.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

The family team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors‘ Bradford base is led by Abbid Majeed and Meena Kumari. Recognised specialists in all aspects of matrimonial and private children law, the firm has a niche practice representing domestic abuse victims under both legal aid and financial order proceedings. In addition, it is recognised for representing clients in matters linked to forced marriage protection orders, FGM, domestic abuse and and emergency protection orders. Sophia Hussain is another key contact.