Simran is a specialist in international children cases and deals with the whole range of private law children cases.
Simran is a member of Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme with a specialism in child abduction and wardship and violence in the home. Members of the scheme have shown that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in their selected specialist areas of family law
Simran regularly represents both abducting and left behind parents in child abduction proceedings involving countries who are members of international agreements such as the 1980 Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Brussels II Revised. She has assisted children who have been abducted to England and Wales from Australia and America as well as from a number of European countries including Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and Poland. Simran is able to apply her specialist legal knowledge to both situations to achieve the best possible results for her clients.
Simran also deals with complex applications under the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction and wardship cases and has represented clients in cases where s removals have been successfully prevented to a number of countries including Russia, Egypt, Turkey and Colombia. Simran has also been instructed in cases of return of children who have been abducted from their home in England and Wales to Mauritius and China. These children have swiftly been recovered and returned to England and Wales so that the British court can consider what steps should be taken in their best interests. Simran is also has experience in obtaining Tipstaff Orders, including passport, location and collection orders where these are necessary.
Simran has also successfully advised and assisted in intra UK cases including matters where children have been abducted from Scotland to England.
Simran has successfully represented a number of parents on applications to relocate permanently with their children to other jurisdictions such as Germany or France. Simran has also advised on applications for the short term removal for a specific event. Simran has also represented parents on applications for internal relocations (moving within England & Wales) and has acted for the relocating parent as well as to prevent a relocation. Simran has also represented parents who are seeking to spend time with their children following their child’s relocation to England and Wales from another jurisdiction.
Simran regularly represents clients in private Children Act proceedings including applications for child arrangements orders, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders. These include cases where there has been a history of domestic abuse, drug and alcohol misuse or where children’s services are involved with one or both parties. Simran has acted in complex matters whereby children’s guardians are appointed to represent the child and/or where there are allegations of parental alienation. Simran is able to understand the difficulties faced by parents following a separation and she is able to advise client’s in a straight forward and clear manner.
Simran also represents victims of domestic abuse and assists them in seeking protection in the form of non molestation orders, occupation orders and protection from harassment injunctions on an urgent basis. She has the necessary skills and empathy to undertake urgent work and seek a swift, positive resolution for her clients.
Area/s of specialism
International children matters
Private law children matters
Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme – Violence in the Home and Child Abduction and Wardship.
Member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA)
Re W (Minors)  EWHC 2226 (Fam)
NM v SM (Rights in custody in foreign court; acquiescence by that court)  EWHC 1294 (Fam)