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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Richard Gray

Work 020 7014 7306
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Family and Childcare


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. 


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


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.


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 provides legal aid advice on domestic and cross-border child care matters, and also handles private law with a particular niche in forced marriage protection orders, domestic violence and child abduction cases. Shazia Saliheen recently represented a father whose children had been illegally taken to Somalia by their mother and sought to obtain an inherent jurisdiction and female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order, while Richard Gray’s work involved complex private and public law proceedings involving elements of domestic abuse and substance addiction. Solicitor Rupinder Jagdev took the lead on a case involving serious non-accidental injuries to a child placed in the care of her aunt who had no immigration status in the UK. Solicitor Adam Bloodworth and Krina Parmar are also key contacts.

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