Baljit qualified as a solicitor in May 2006 having trained in private practice. She joined a Local Authority in 2009 where she was promoted to senior managing solicitor of the legal safeguarding team.
Baljit joined us as a supervising solicitor in 2013 and on 1st July 2016 she was appointed as a partner. Baljit supervises a team of solicitors, trainees and support staff.
She is a member of both the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and the Children Law Panel. Baljit is a specialist solicitor advocate in private and public law children applications, contact, residence, special guardianship, child abduction, adoption, divorce, financial disputes, domestic violence and injunctions.
Having worked for a Local Authority for over three years, Baljit has extensive experience in advising and representing clients within care proceedings with the benefit of having the knowledge of how Local Authorities operate. Baljit has handled complex care cases involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and chronic neglect. Baljit’s passion for children law work stems from being a mother herself and wanting to ensure that the right decisions are made for vulnerable children.
Baljit has extensive advocacy experience at all levels of Court including the High Court. Baljit competently represents clients at fully contested hearings including the cross examination of expert witnesses in highly complex matters.
She has undertaken pro bono work in London to try and help the most vulnerable in the community and has provided legal training workshops to both social workers and junior solicitors.
Baljit has been nationally recognised as an exceptional lawyer by winning the Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year at the 2016 LALY awards. Press coverage has been overwhelming both in local, national and Indian press.
She is described as the ‘embodiment of the characteristics needed to do this job and to which many of us can only aspire. She is kind, intelligent, compassionate, caring and committed. She is a confident advocate with a great knowledge of family law and how best to apply it to any given circumstances. Baljit is absolutely dedicated to her clients and to this invaluable area of family law. She is tenacious, empathetic and strategic in her approach. Her clients trust her and her peers respect her’.
Memberships: The Law Society Family Law Panel, The Law Society Children Law Panel, The Association of Lawyers for Children, Resolution and the Society of Asian Lawyers.
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu
Interests: Swimming, dancing and yoga