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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Richard Gray

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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

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Family and Childcare

Position

Richard is a director of childcare and family law at Duncan Lewis. He has over fifteen years of experience dealing with all aspects of family and child care law and has dealt with a large number of complex matters involving Local Authority care proceedings, including serious non accidental injury, representing both parents and children's Guardians. He represents parents in private law Children Act applications including Child Arrangement Orders, specific issue and prohibited steps order applications.

Richard undertakes his own advocacy at court and has gained a high degree of proficiency, providing his clients with a very high level of service and care. He has represented clients at court at all levels including County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. 

Career

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and joined Duncan Lewis as a partner-level director in 2015. 

Member

Richard is an accredited member of the Law Society Children’s Panel which means he has demonstrated the required level of competence and specialist knowledge, as defined by the Law Society, in all areas of children law and the representation of children.

Education

Richard has a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) and a Common Professional Examination (CPE) in addition to an honours degree in Geography.


West Midlands: Private client

Family: Birmingham

Within: Family: Birmingham

Duncan Lewis Solicitors has expertise in matrimonial and children cases, with notable strengths in cross-border disputes. Krina Parmar  has extensive experience handling public law children cases, with a strong focus on marriage protection orders and child abduction. Director Richard Gray is also a key figure and specialises in complex public law childcare cases. Also recommended are solicitors Adam Bloodworth and Rupinder Jagdev, who are both experienced in advising on relationship breakdown cases.

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