Poonam has appeared at all levels of court - from the FPC to the Court of Appeal - acting on legally-aided and privately-funded childcare cases including where there are allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries, death of a child or parent and non-compliance with contact orders.

She also deals with financial remedies cases. Poonam regularly advises clients with mental health and learning difficulties and clients from minority ethnic groups.

Poonam has undertaken court of protection - health and welfare cases.

She was formerly a teacher and special educational needs coordinator.

Poonam has acted for local authorities, parents, the official solicitor and children through their children’s guardians in care cases.

Poonam has also undertaken international family disputes, having appeared in leave to remove from the jurisdiction, forced marriage and child abduction cases and as counsel in overseas adoption matters and for asylum seeking families. Poonam is multilingual and takes instructions in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

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