Madhur SharmaSenior Associate
Senior associate in the childcare team.
I am a senior associate solicitor in the childcare team specialising in cases where the local authority seeks to remove a child along with disputes between parents in relation to children. I primarily represent the child in these cases and my expertise includes cases involving child abduction, physical harm and injury to children, cases involving foreign jurisdictions, radicalisation and the death of a child.
I am an experienced childcare solicitor with over 20 years’ experience, having previously set up and managed my own department for 13 years. I am an enthusiastic advocate with strong leadership and relationship-building skills.
I have an extensive caseload of representing children in both public law childcare proceedings and private law proceedings, as well as conducting my own advocacy, including contested hearings, preparation of statements, skeleton arguments and reports. My role involves visiting children and separately representing children assessed to provide direct instructions.
I have been a Member of the Law Society Childcare panel since 2005 and my experience includes complex matters such as radicalisation, suspected inflicted injury, child death, chronic neglect cases involving foreign jurisdiction, contested adoption and sexual abuse.
I am fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
Today, on 1 December 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgement in Pimlett v Curo Places Limited where prior judgements in the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal were overturned.
For part 3 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Madhur Sharma on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
On 26 November 2020 further changes to the 'Building Regulations: Fire safety - Approved Document B' will take effect.
Last week, the NHF published its final version of its new Code of Governance and made some important changes from the previous draft that will impact on those housing associations looking to adopt it.
As the end of 2020 beckons, we take a look at what progress the Sterling market has made in its preparations for the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) on 31 December 2021.
Finally, there is a glimmer of hope that perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic could be reaching its end.
For part 2 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews senior associate Lisa Whitehouse on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
Delayed since Spring 2020 as the Government tackled the Covid-19 crisis, Tuesday 17 November saw the publication of the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the future regulation of the sector
In this ebriefing, we examine how the duty holder regime will apply to social housing providers with existing HRRBs in their housing stock.
Following Katherine's "heads up" last week, the Government has now confirmed that for claim periods post 1 December, employers will not be able to claim for employees who are serving their notice
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