March 31, 2017

We’ve boosted our children’s law expertise

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve further expanded the expertise of our children’s department.

Kavya Balram – who was formerly in practice in India and is in the process of qualifying as a UK solicitor under the Qualified Lawyers Transfer scheme – is the latest addition to our   team, where Lisa Stephenson has recently been promoted from legal assistant to paralegal.

Our department is headed by Kate Banerjee. Highly skilled in cases relating to children, including contact and residence disputes, Kate has Higher Court Rights and is a member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit.

Jointly combining seven decades of expertise, our children’s team specialises in residence and contact disputes, care proceedings, international child abduction, adoption, special guardianship, relocation and public law cases, attracting complex and varied casework in the UK and overseas.

Says Kate: “Appointing Kavya to our busy team reflects our ever-increasing caseload as we continue to witness a substantial rise in global commissions spanning international child abduction and issues centred on welfare, jurisdiction, relocation and overseas adoption. Aligned with our ethos of developing young talent, we were pleased to offer Kavya work experience and mentoring prior to her official appointment.”

A further development sees partner, Sarah Dickinson, re-accredited by Resolution as a specialist in advanced financial provision. The accreditation spans complex financial and property matters, family advocacy – and preparing and presenting finance cases in Court.

Sarah specialises in all aspects of divorce, separation and the financial issues of relationship breakdown. Her work brings her into contact with a wide range of clients and her sympathetic and understanding approach is widely recognised.

If you have any comments, queries or concerns on children, grandchildren, divorce or family law related issues, leave a comment below, call the team at Jones Myers on 0113 246 0055 or tweet us on @helpwithdivorce