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Family - Children

Aadhithya Anbahan

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(Year of Call 2015)

Joined Chambers: 2015

Qualifications:

2:1 - LLB hons Dunelm - Law, University of Durham (Trevelyan College) Very Competent - Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law (London, Bloomsbury)

Background:

Aadhithya completed her Pupillage at St Ives Chambers under the supervision of Timothy Bowe, Head of Pupillage, and saw a wide range of both public and private children work. She has also assisted senior members of chambers in a number of serious public law proceedings involving complex children matters.

Aadhithya is regularly instructed in both private and public family work. She appears for both Applicant’s and Respondent’s in matters relating to child arrangement and non-molestation orders. Aadhithya has been instructed by local authorities in relation to children act matters in EPO’s, ICO’s and contested final hearings.

Aadhithya is noted as being a careful and meticulous advocate who is thoroughly prepared for any hearing. She has an approachable and likeable manner which is well received by her clients, opponents and judges alike. Her previous expertise in immigration and asylum work and the NHS mental health services gives her an unique ability to understand the complex issues and disputes which often arise in family matters.

Aadhithya is keen to expand and progress her Family practice and looks forwards to receiving further instruction commensurate to her call.

Further Information:

Aadhithya has particularly valuable experience and sensitivity in dealing with vulnerable individuals and those with mental health concerns through time spent working in the NHS with the Greater Manchester CRISIS outreach and Mental Health Teams. During this time she operated the Mental Health Services non-emergency help line and is familiar with psychiatric and psychological assessments of those with a wide range of mental health and learning difficulties.

Aadhithya was previously employed by the Civil Service as a Home Office Presenting Officer, rep-resenting the Secretary of State in asylum and immigration claims. Accordingly she is well versed in conducting proceedings through the assistance of interpreters.

Before commencing pupillage at St Ives Chambers, Aadhithya spent six months working in the USA with the Jackson, Mississippi Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel, investigating and providing legal services on final stage Death Penalty cases. During this time Aadhithya routinely met and conducted conferences with clients incarcerated on “death row”, interviewed a wide range of witnesses, professionals and jurors and investigated historic crimes. This was done alongside the general breadth of paralegal duties such as drafting notices of appeal, skeleton arguments and extensive legal research.

Memberships:

The Midlands Circuit
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Young Barrister’s Committee
The Criminal Bar Association

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