Anita is a specialist in all areas of children law and is ranked as a Leading Junior by Chambers & Partners & The Legal 500. Anita’s particular field of expertise is in the area of international family law and cases involving the cross border movement of children.
She has a background of specialism in immigration and refugee law and has acted in a substantial number of judicial review claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Anita has been representing vulnerable adults and children in forced marriage cases for many years and has participated in a number of seminars and committees within this field to promote awareness and address recent developments.
Anita has written articles on forced marriage in the inagural edition of the Journal of Family Law and Practice, Vol 1.1 May 2010, and upon disclosure issues and the role of the advocate for Family Law Week. Anita has delivered judicial training on forced marriage, training to solicitors on many areas including child abduction and Brussels II Revised, and is an advocacy trainer for Middle Temple.
Anita’s areas of expertise include international cross border disputes; child abduction (Hague and non Hague Convention cases); Brussels II registration and enforcement cases; relocation disputes; wardship; stranded spouses; overseas surrogacy and parental order applications; forced marriage and honour based violence cases; Hague Convention adoption matters; public law care and adoption cases; residence and contact disputes; judicial review claims against local authorities; applications for reporting restriction orders.
Anita has been instructed to advise local authorities and solicitors acting for parents upon public law issues that have arisen in family proceedings. Anita has considerable experience acting for local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians and is instructed by NYAS and CAFCASS Legal.
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