Mohima

Mohima qualified as a solicitor in April 2013. She has a background in all areas of family law and now specialises in child care law. She represents parents and family members within care proceedings initiated by Local Authorities.

Mohima has experience in dealing with complex cases involving allegations of non-accidental injuries, sexual and physical abuse and cases involving neglect and domestic abuse. She has represented clients who are vulnerable and have learning difficulties.

Mohima regularly appears at Court and undertakes her own advocacy to ensure her client’s interests are represented.

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Philip

Having formed CLP in 2001, Philip stepped back in 2020 and now works on a consultancy basis for the firm whilst pursuing outside interests.

Philip is an experienced family law solicitor and advocate who has focused on representing children, parents and their wider family members in public law proceeding exclusively for over 30 years.

Philip has wide experience of the most complex care proceedings such as non- accidental injury and sexual abuse and is particularly interested in representing teenagers and adolescents who are considered competent to be able to instruct their own solicitor.

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Rita

Rita helps separating couples resolve disputes. She advises on all aspects that arise following the breakdown of a relationship, including divorce, financial settlement and children. She also advises on adoption and special guardianship applications.

She is committed to the Resolution Code of Practice promoting a constructive approach to resolving issues whilst considering the needs of the whole family and, in particular what is in the best interests of children. Rita’s conscientious approach to her work highlights her focus on each individual case and specifically what each client wants to achieve. This enables her to tailor the advice that is right for her clients and their family.

Rita qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1990 and since then has practised wholly in family law. Rita joined the Child Law Partnership in 2008.

Rita is also an experienced collaborative lawyer adept at resolving family disputes away from the court process.

  • Member and Accredited Specialist with Resolution – specialisms in Complex Financial and Property matters and Children Law
  • Collaborative Family Lawyer
  • Co-Chair of the Resolution Litigants in Person Committee
  • Rita has written several articles in the Legalease Family Law Journal
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Hannah

Hannah specialises in representing parents and children involved in care proceedings from the initial involvement with social services to court proceedings. Hannah obtained her law degree and then completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School. Hannah is empathetic and supportive towards her clients. She prides herself on her attention to detail and providing quality client care. Hannah is accredited by the Law Society as a member of the Children Panel.

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Justin

Justin is an experienced child care lawyer having specialised in child care law throughout his career. Having attended the Guildford College of Law, Justin qualified in 1992 moving to Southampton to set up the child care department in one of the South’s premier law firms becoming a member of the Children Panel in 1997. Justin later went on to set up his own practice before joining Child Law Partnership in February 2013.

Born in Hayes, Justin had the opportunity to travel during his childhood and lived in the United States for a short while, returning to England taking the long way round.

Justin represents parents, children and extended family members in proceedings in all courts whether the Family Proceedings, County or High Court, often receiving referrals from fellow lawyers, CAFCASS and social services, taking instructions direct from children when appropriate. He has experience in complicated care cases involving complex medical issues, as well as dealings with the press and was reported in the leading case on media publication of the details of children in court proceedings.

Justin is recognised as having an empathetic and child centred approach, giving sound and pragmatic advice.

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