Harpreet Kaur

Overview

Harpreet practices in the area of family law, she has particular interest in complex family cases and is regularly instructed in these matters.

She has successfully represented clients in family matters from the Family Courts through to the Royal Courts of Justice. She is a passionate and committed solicitor who takes great pride in representing and promoting her clients’ best interests in all cases.

She is particularly good at developing a close working relationship with her clients from the outset and obtaining the trust of her clients to inspire confidence in the preparation of the case and advice given. Harpreet is good at assessing the strengths and weaknesses of her client’s case and looking at ways of improving it. She places great emphasis on the importance of listening and absorbing the client’s views. She also shares a close working partnership with the experienced team of barristers that she instructs to represent her clients at court and recognises the core value of teamwork and values her barristers’ input and ideas throughout the duration of the case until conclusion.

She is well known to go the extra mile in her cases to ensure that her clients have the very best representation possible whilst providing her clients with clear advice and guidance in a practical, friendly and approachable manner throughout.

Her case preparation is known to be exceptionally thorough and she adopts a very meticulous approach to ensure that her client’s case is managed smoothly and efficiently.

She has been praised for developing a strong and positive rapport with clients and providing a warm and empathetic approach to her clients in family law matters which are often sensitive. She is able to put them at ease despite the emotional and stressful circumstances they may find themselves in to provide a sense of calm and stability throughout the course of their matter. She is particularly skilled in giving sympathetic yet realistic advice to her clients.

Her commitment ensures that clients are provided with support, advice and attention at every stage of the case. Her clients value her patience and attention to detail in the most complex cases. Once instructed, she is often retained by her clients. She is well known to work extremely hard and fight cases with determination to achieve the best results and to bring her client’s cases to a successful conclusion.

Children (public law)

Harpreet has experience in public law cases and is regularly instructed by parents and extended family members in proceedings brought by the Local Authority and Children’s Social Services. She has a particular interest in dealing with and representing clients in complex public law matters.

She has successfully represented clients and defended a number of complex and serious care proceedings cases against the local authority to ensure that children remain with her client and she has dealt with matters to secure the return home of a child to her client’s care.

Harpreet first started doing cases involving children in the care of the local authority when she first joined the firm. She found that she enjoyed the work and became committed to representing parents whose children had been removed from their care and parents who were being taken to Court by Social Services.

Her practice and client base in this area has continued to flourish and she has been noted for her outstanding client care skills and experience in complex and sensitive care matters and with representing and communicating with a number of vulnerable clients who have learning disabilities, cognitive issues, mental health issues and substance misuse issues.
Harpreet has considerable experience and is regularly instructed on behalf of parents and extended family members in complex care cases involving the following issues:

  • • Non-accidental injury to a child – Alleged murder of a child
  • • Cases involving complex multiple injuries and abuse to a child and matters involving substantial and disputed medical evidence
  • • Matters involving complex allegations of sexual abuse, emotional, psychical and psychological abuse, domestic violence and cases involving longstanding neglect
  • • Care Proceedings involving historical matters before the High Court
  • • Care proceedings involving significant numbers of multiple parties and children
  • • Care proceedings running in parallel with criminal investigation or Trial.

Children (private law)

Harpreet also undertakes private law children work and has represented parents and secured Child Arrangements orders – confirming which parent the child should live with/spend time with. Harpreet has also secured Prohibited Steps orders to prevent the removal of a child from the United Kingdom and Specific Issue Orders.

She has also represented extended family members to include grandparents and other family members in securing Child Arrangements Orders. She has represented extended family members in securing parental responsibility for a child of the family and Orders confirming that the child of the family lives with the extended family member.

She also represents clients in private law disputes involving contact and intractable disputes between parents over contact and residence involving international and cross-jurisdictional aspects.

She has also secured Orders at the Royal Courts of Justice allowing her clients’ child to relocate and move internationally for the purposes of private education outside of the United Kingdom.

Domestic Abuse

Harpreet also undertakes domestic violence work and has secured Non-Molestation and Occupation orders for client’s who have been victims of domestic violence to secure the safety of her clients and their children.

Divorce and Finances

Harpreet also undertakes private divorce, annulment and financial matters.

She has successfully represented clients on mid to high-value divorce and complex financial matters involving international elements where matrimonial assets are located outside of the United Kingdom of England and Wales.

She has also represented clients at matters before the High Court and has secured often very rare Court orders for her clients. She has also obtained a Worldwide Freezing Order at the High Court to freeze and protect matrimonial assets worldwide in high-value financial proceedings.

She is able to negotiate swiftly both outside and during court proceedings in Divorce and financial matters in order to reach the best settlement in the interests of her clients.

International Child Abduction and Wardship

Harpreet has also successfully represented a client in Wardship Proceedings and in international child abduction in matters involving removal of a child to and from both Hague and non-Hague Convention Countries to include China and India. She has also represented clients in Cross-Jurisdictional disputes between parents over contact and residence at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Background

Harpreet graduated with an LLB Honours Degree in 2013. She subsequently completed a Post Graduate Degree in legal practice (LPC) in 2014 and obtained a Distinction in her Postgraduate Degree. Harpreet joined Sweetman Burke in April 2015 and was offered a training contract by November 2015. She completed her training contract at the firm then qualified as a solicitor in April 2017. Since then she has developed a diverse practice and her client base has flourished.

In June 2019, Harpreet also qualified as a Notary Public after undertaking the Notarial Practice Course at University College London (UCL) where she studied Roman law, Private International Law and Notarial Practice.

To make an appointment with Harpreet, please contact her via telephone or email her directly:

Telephone: 0208 840 2572
Email: h.kaur@sbs-law.co.uk