Ms Krina Parmar > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Luton, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
THIRD FLOOR REAR, AW HOUSE, 6-8 STUART STREET
LUTON
BEDFORDSHIRE
LU1 2SJ
England

Work Department

Family and Child Care

Position

Family and child care director, Krina Parmar, specialises in public and private law children matters with significant expertise in; forced marriage applications; female genital mutilation (FGM) applications; emergency matters such as removal of children and domestic abuse and forced marriage applications. Many of her cases are culturally complex cases with international aspects.

Krina represents parents, family members and children as parties to applications for child arrangement orders, special guardianship orders, child abduction matters, adoption proceedings and care proceedings to include serious non-accidental injuries where a baby has died. She represents and is regularly instructed on high profile non-accidental injury cases and has been led by both Junior Counsel and Queens Counsel in these cases.

Krina undertakes all her own advocacy, where possible, to ensure clients are given a continuous and consistent service. Krina also frequently trains professionals in the areas of domestic abuse, forced marriages and FGM.
Krina has considerable experience representing victims of domestic abuse, and in dealing with vulnerable clients and those with learning disabilities. Additionally, Krina attends pro bono surgeries for Women’s Aid; local contact centres and has a strong relationship with victim support and the police. She is also a police station accredited representative.

In 2020 Krina was shortlisted for the Family Law Lawyer of the Year at the LALY Awards and Family Law Partner of the Year at the Family Law Awards.

Career

Krina qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and has been a partner-level director at Duncan Lewis Solicitors since 2013.

Languages

Krina speaks fluent Gujarati.

Memberships

Krina is a member of the Children Law Panel.

Education

Krina obtained her LLB in Law and her LLM Masters in Law from Kingston University. She achieved her LPC at the College of Law, Birmingham.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Duncan Lewis Solicitors fields a large family and child care team, providing advice on a broad range of matters including domestic violence, complex divorce and separation cases, and financial settlements. The team also has considerable experience in care proceedings and cross-border disputes. The practice is led by five directors: Adeeba Naseem, Alia Lewis, and Ravi Kaur Mahey are based in Harrow; Krina Parmar is based in Milton Keynes and Luton; while newly promoted Natasha Khakhar is based in Luton.

West Midlands > Private client > Family: Birmingham

Duncan Lewis Solicitors frequently represents clients who are facing emergency situations as well as advising clients on divorce and separation issues. The team is skilled at helping clients with significant vulnerabilities and also has considerable strength in international child abduction cases. All solicitors undertake their own advocacy. Krina Parmar and Richard Gray  specialise in all aspects of public law children matters. Parmar is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and Gray is an accredited member of the Law Society Children’s Panel. The team is well-regarded too for its work on culturally complex cases including Islamic law.