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Specialist areas

Financial Remedy Proceedings
Care Proceedings
Child Arrangements
Domestic Violence


Profile

Prior to joining Chambers, Komal established a successful practice on the South-East Circuit. Komal accepts instructions in all areas of family law including financial remedies, divorces, and domestic abuse as well as care proceedings and private law applications involving children encompassing complex facts and serious allegations of domestic abuse. In addition, Komal has a particular interest in cases involving mental health needs.

Before coming to the Bar, Komal was an advocate in a national firm of solicitors, working in mental health law. She regularly appeared in the first-tier tribunal on behalf of patients detained under a variety of provisions, and the focus of her practice was on complex cases concerning patients in forensic services.

Practice Areas:
Financial Remedies
Komal advises and represents parties at all stages of financial remedy disputes, including enforcement of final orders. Komal also accepts instructions in financial remedies proceedings, having represented applicants and respondents in FDA and FDR hearings, final hearings, application, and enforcement hearings. Komal has experience with representing clients with assets secured in foreign countries.

Komal also has experience in advising and representing parties in all stages of TOLATA matters, including Early Neutral Evaluation Hearings.

Children (Public Law)
Komal represents all parties at all stages of care proceedings including parents, grandparents, and Guardians.

Children (Private Law)
Komal is instructed on a wide range of private law children proceedings, representing both applicants and respondents. Komal regularly attends FHDRAs, DRAs, and multi-day fact-finding hearings and final hearings as well as hearings in enforcement proceedings

What clients have said
Family Solicitors said of Komal Patel, “I have been particularly impressed with her careful and meticulous preparation, her quick grasp of the relevant issues and the speed with which she has reported back.” They went onto say, “Mrs Patel had completed calculations for various possible scenarios and provided these to us in a spreadsheet which will now form the basis of future negotiations– a novel approach which no other Counsel has utilised in my 20-year experience.”

Following a successful 5-day DV fact-finding hearing, Family Solicitor said, “Komal is extremely adept at dealing with vulnerable clients. She has a very reassuring manner that puts clients at ease and makes them feel that they are in safe hands. She is very thorough and timely in her communication and feedback. Komal is always on hand to assist where needed with complex issues and is an invaluable asset to a case.”

Education
University of Brighton, LLB Law with Business, First Class Honours [2015]
City Law School, BPTC, Very Competent [2016]

Membership
Lincolns Inn
Family Law Bar Association

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