Dorcas Funmi & Co Solicitors - Accreditations
Dorcas Funmi & Co Solicitors - Accreditations
Dorcas Funmi & Co Solicitors - Accreditations
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We provide advice and assistance in all aspects of family Law. We have an efficient family law team that represents your best interest at all times. We provide quality service whether it has to do with divorce, arrangements for children, getting injunctions, settling issues out of Court and litigation.

The breakdown of a marriage is one of the most stressful experiences in life. When considering separation, divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, it is essential to take expert legal advice that ensures that your divorce amicable, and property and assets are protected for you and your children.

The Family Division now prefers couples to reach agreement using Family Mediation rather than resort to divorce hearings in the family courts.

It is advisable to take legal advice when you are considering separation, divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, as discussing the issues with a divorce solicitor before a decision is made can help a client focus on the issues in a relationship and the issues that need to be addressed in a divorce settlement.

Dorcas Funmi & Co is a leading firm of divorce and family lawyers with acknowledged expertise in child care law and can advise on all aspects of divorce including:

Divorce Matters

  • Civil Partnerships
  • Domestic violence/child abuse
  • Extended family/alternative family
  • Formal separation
  • Informal separation
  • Judicial separation
  • Separation Agreements.
  • Prenuptial And Post Nuptial Agreements

Divorce and Finance Matters

  • Finances and property in divorce
  • Finances after divorce
  • Pensions in divorce and separation

Divorce and Child Care

  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Child contact and access arrangements
  • Child custody
  • Children and finances
  • Child law and separation
  • Child mediation
  • International child abduction
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Social Services

Dorcas Funmi’s team has the necessary expertise to help you resolve any divorce issues. With the membership of the Law Society’s Family Panel, clients benefit from the extensive training that is involved the accreditation.

Call Dorcas Funmi  Solicitors on 01322335005 for more information about our services – or to arrange an initial client meeting to discuss your divorce matter.

 

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Dorcas Funmi provides advice and assistance in all aspects of Children Law. We have an efficient Children Law team that represents the best interests of our clients at all times. We provide quality service in all areas of Children Law, including Public Law Child Care Proceedings and arrangements for children.

Our Child Care Law department approaches each case with a level of understanding only achievable through specialising in Child Care law. Whether involving social services, or a private law matter, it is important to be represented by those who understand how the law may affect you and your family.

We advise and represent parents and other family members in all Public Law and Private Law Proceedings.   These include proceedings where the Local Authority have applied for Emergency Protection Orders, Care Orders or where parents apply for contact with children in care and discharge of Care Orders.

We can also advise and assist where children are voluntarily accommodated and will attend Child Protection Conferences. We are there to support parents and provide them with advice and empower them during this difficult time.

Full public funding is usually granted to all parents involved in public law child care cases, regardless of financial means.

We also specialise in acting for parents and family members in other disputes such as where parents are separated and there are problems in facilitating contact or a dispute as to where the child should reside.

Dorcas Funmi and Co utilise the expertise acquired from Resolution membership and the Law Society Family Law Advanced and Family Panel Membership to the benefit of their clients.  The quality of the specialised work our staff undertake, and our ability to provide advocacy at all levels of Court ensure a consistent and professional service which makes proceedings less stressful for our clients.

Contact Dorcas Funmi & Co Solicitors for advice and assistance on all Children Law issues including:

Public Child Care (Social Services)

o    Accommodation for children
o    Child Protection Conferences
o    Children in Need
o    Kinship
o    Pre-proceedings Meetings
Adoption
o    International Adoption
o    Placement Orders
o    Special Guardianship
Private Child (Child custody issues)
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Dorcas Funmi provide guidance and assistance for landlords and tenants on all housing issues. We are reputable for finding solutions to all housing issues and we aim to address cases quickly and effectively, whilst ensuring that clients receive the highest quality assistance throughout their case.

Contact Dorcas Funmi for all Housing/Landlord and Tenant issues including:

  • Possession proceedings
  • Disrepair
  • Eviction
  • Illegal Eviction
  • Succession for tenants
  • Neighbourhood problems
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Immigration Services

Dorcas Funmi  can bring the highest level of expertise to all immigration matters, including straightforward applications and complex cases in the First Tier / Upper Tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chambers and the Higher Courts. Our Immigration solicitors also specialise in asylum law and Business Immigration.

Call Dorcas Funmi for all Immigration services including:-

  1. Individuals (settling, working or studying in the UK)
  2.  Naturalisation and Citizenship
  3. Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  4. EEA (and Swiss) Nationals: Registration certificates
  5. Partner visa
  6. Fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa
  7. Dependants
  8. Asylum, Human Rights & Appeals
  9. Applying for bail (immigration detention)
  10. Detention & the Fast Track Process
  11. Business Immigration
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Recent legislation involving employment law has created important statutory rights, which affect both employers and employees alike.

Among the changes since 29 July 2013 is a new fees regime, applying to all employment claims and/or appeals.

Employment law is extremely important to protect the rights of workers and make sure employers carry out their legal duties, so it is important to know your rights as an employee in case you need to make a claim.

What is an employee?

An employee is a person who agrees to work for another person according to a contract of employment. There may be other types of agreement relating to employment and services rendered – and it is important to distinguish a contract of employment from other types of agreement. An individual needs to know if they are a worker, an employee or a self-employee.

To determine this, it is necessary to distinguish between a contract of employment (also known as a contract of service) – or a contract for services.

Contract of employment – a person agrees to serve another
Contract for services – a person agrees to provide certain services to another and would usually be self-employed, although it might be necessary to consider whether, over a period, the person was an employee.

It would be wrong to claim a person was an employee simply because he was not self-employed, as there may be intermediate categories of worker.

However, only employees have certain statutory rights – such as the right to claim unfair dismissal.

Because employment law is so complex, it is necessary to seek legal advice from a firm of specialist employment solicitors.

Our employment solicitors have considerable expertise in advising employees, part-time workers, flexible workers, freelance workers and contract workers on employment law.

Our employment law team can advise on:

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Breach of Contract
  • Equal Pay
  • Maternity and Paternity/Adoption Rights
  • Minimum Wage
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Health and Safety
  • Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010
  • Flexible Working
  • Settlement Agreements (formerly called Compromise Agreements)
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • TUPE.
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We are a leading UK law firm specialising in criminal law. We are able to represent clients within London, Kent, Surrey and beyond and have a dedicated team of criminal lawyers waiting for your call.

We ensures the delivery of immediate expert legal advice and representation for any client arrested, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We undertake both private and free legal aid work and have an outstanding in-house advocacy team, consisting of Barristers and Solicitor Advocates who are renowned for being hard-working, proficient and dedicated. Their strategic expertise, outstanding client service and discretion means that, above all, they ensure your best interests are met.

We understand that criminal cases are very stressful and so to keep your stress at a minimum, we will guide you through all aspects of your case, explaining your options and alerting you to how things might develop at every stage.

We have the following teams available to deal with your case:

Police Station Teams
who are at Police Stations across London and nationwide.

Magistrates Court Teams
who cover all Magistrates and Youth Courts in London on a daily basis.

Crown Court Teams
who prepare cases to be dealt with before a Judge and Jury. We have Barristers and Higher Rights Advocates who represent our clients at these courts together with Counsel from the main criminal chambers. We deal with Crown Court cases throughout the UK.

A specialist Extradition Team
who advises and represents clients who want to challenge extradition requests to any country based on technical and/or human rights grounds.

A specialist Confiscation team
who represents clients facing proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). Our Confiscation team regularly take on transfer cases where the client was represented by a different firm of solicitors in the previous criminal proceedings.

Please call us for free advice regarding your case and advice on whether you are eligible for free Legal Aid.