Hari practices in the areas of Child and Family and Personal Injury (including coroners courts).
Hari has significant experience in the family courts in cases involving sexual abuse and serious/fatal alleged non-accidental injury cases. She is regularly instructed in cases where cross examination is required of various medical experts including: pediatric neurosurgeons, neuro – radiologists, pediatricians and geneticists.
This extensive experience has proved invaluable in civil cases where Hari accepts instructions in claims arising from failure to remove cases and historical sexual abuse cases.
Furthermore, her considerable background in dealing with complex medico legal issues has resulted in instructions being received from NHS Trusts where the Trust seeks advice as to whether to intervene in family proceedings where allegations of negligence are being made against the NHS Trust. Such cases are usually in the context of allegations of non-accidental injury.
The complexity of Hari’s practice is such that she is led by Queen’s Counsel on numerous cases and also regularly appears, without Queens Counsel, in cases where one or more of the other parties have instructed Leaders.
Hari also accepts Public/Direct Access work.
Hari is specifically known for her expertise in the following children cases:
Hari is popular in the public law area because of her vast experience in care and adoption proceedings. She is able to bring a wide perspective to cases given that she is regularly instructed by Local Authorities, parents and solicitors on behalf of the children.
Hari has an easy manner and is able to put vulnerable clients at ease and ensure that they are kept as involved with the proceedings as possible.
Her particular expertise lies in medico legal cases and sexual abuse cases where her forensic attention to detail is much in demand.
She is also a popular choice in family cases involving an immigration/cultural aspect.
Hari is regularly instructed by NYAS to act on behalf of children who are the subject of intractable contact/residence disputes. These cases often involve one or both parents acting in person and this has meant that she has built up considerable experience of being the only advocate in lengthy and complex cases involving litigants in person. This background means that she is particularly suited to accepting instructions direct from members of the public in complex contact / residence disputes and applications to remove from the jurisdiction.
Hari’s considerable experience in dealing with vulnerable people in care proceedings makes her particularly suited to Court of Protection Work. She accepts instructions from Applicants and Respondents in such proceedings.
Hari’s experiences in dealing with complex family law cases in the public law sphere means that she is very familiar with social services structures and the statutory duties of Local Authorities. She is able to use this experience to her advantage when accepting instructions in civil cases where there are allegations of historic sexual abuse, allegations about the care received at the hands of a foster carers and in ‘failure to remove’ cases.
Her vast experience in dealing with medical evidence also means that she is well suited to accepting instructions in the coroner’s court.