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Duncan Lewis Solicitors

ACORN HOUSE, 381 MIDSUMMER BOULEVARD, MILTON KEYNES, MK9 3HP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 1908 382 072
Email:
Web:
www.duncanlewis.co.uk

Krina Parmar

Tel:
Work 020 7275 2553
Email:
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Work Department

Childcare.

Position

Family and childcare director, Krina, 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 elements.

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.

Career

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

Languages

Gujarati.

Member

Krina is a member of the Children’s Law Panel which means she 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

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


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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