Baldip's interest in Family Law grew from his initial specialist practice in Immigration, Nationality and Human Rights work where legal issues often overlap with issues relating to the child and family. His practice and experience have grown from these beginnings and he now has experience in cases acting for a range of clients including parents, Local Authorities, Guardians and other family members seeking to intervene. He has dealt with complex cases including at High Court level and has developed a following amongst specialist solicitors.
In addition, Baldip also appears for clients who need advice and advocacy in cases dealing with the financial effects of relationship breakdown including financial relief, occupation orders, transfers of tenancies and financial applications for children pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Baldip's parent work includes those affected by alcohol and drug use, allegations of chaotic living, those with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues. He has a particular interest in cases with issues involving intractable hostility and relocation. His experience in Immigration and Nationality work means that he is alive to the complex jurisdictional and immigrations issues that can arise in these kinds of case.
He is a very passionate and fearless advocate both inside and outside of court. Baldip regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty, regularly working outside of office hours. Baldip enjoys the fast pace that immigration and family law work has to offer and successfully represents clients with respect to emergency injunctive relief to stop removal via High Court applications during and out of office hours.
He understands that clients are usually going through difficult times, both emotionally and often financially too. Baldip has natural calming ability and is able to explain step by step the process and procedure in order to get the best result for his client, in the most cost effective way.
Baldip takes on cases right from the outset when making applications all the way through the appellate courts if required.
Baldip works on a fixed fee basis so clients know exactly what they are paying for and what to expect. He is able to arrange a fee structure to suit his clients.
The type of work Baldip undertakes includes but is not limited to;
- Advising in conference
- Advising and drafting applications to the Home Office and Court
- Drafting legal documents
- Drafting grounds of appeal
- Drafting grounds for Judicial Review
- Representing clients at the First-tier, Upper tribunal, High Court, County Court and the Court of Appeal.
- Bail applications
- Making urgent applications for injunctive relief in and out of office hours.
Cases involving children:
- Local authority applications relating to care, supervision or adoption
- Disputes between parents about residence and contact
- Applications for permission to remove a child from the jurisdiction
- International disputes involving the Hague Convention
- Abduction involving “non – Hague Convention” countries
- Female genital mutilation
- Forced marriage
- Honour-based violence
- Disputes regarding children’s education and health issues
Cases involving financial remedies:
- Financial orders on divorce or separation
- Islamic marriage, divorce and dowry cases
- Claims relating to international assets
- Provision for children under Schedule I of the Children Act
- Applications for injunction and enforcement of injunctions
- Defending Non molestation and occupation orders
Baldip undertakes cases at all levels of court right up to the Court of Appeal. Baldip has worked at leading immigration and family law firms and has worked in these areas of law for the past 10 years in the Midlands and in London.
Baldip speaks fluent Punjabi and conversational in Hindi and Urdu dialects and currently learning Arabic.
Baldip works with a number of embassies and dignitaries and has strong links with the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Baldip has worked, volunteered and acted as a trainer for various organisations and provides training and seminars to solicitors, law centres and community groups. He is keen to raise awareness of consequences of domestic violence in ethnic minority communities and is able to speak not only in English but also in flunent Punjabi and conversational Hindi and Urdu for maximum impact. He has been an invited speaker at universities in India and visited several Bar Associations abroad lecturing on 'The importance of an independent Judiciary' and 'Collecting best evidence'.
What my clients say
"Baldip is a pleasure to deal with, extremely knowledgable and was able to put us as ease with advice and reassurance during such a stressful time prior to a final hearing. He was always contactable via email on phone for any queries. After almost a year and many court appearances where we were representing ourselves we are so very grateful for Baldip's support and him winning our case! We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who may find themselves in need of a barrister." - Claire and Lee
"A thorough and articulate Barrister that leaves lay and professional clients highly satisfied” - Mrs R Mahey, Senior Family Law Solicitor
“Baldip is a prompt and efficient family law Barrister. On call around the clock. He has a keen eye, tuned to the finer detail in cases” - Mrs Mukkar, Family Law Bar Association
Professional & academic
Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Family Law Bar Association
Criminal Bar Association
Secretary of the Society of Asian Lawyers
BPTC University of Law (2012-2013)
LLB (Hons) Birmingham (2012)
Frank Burris Gahan Scholarship 2012
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (Inner Temple 2013)
Inner Temple Exhibition Award (2012)
Sikh Awards 2014 - SikhHelpLine Charity of the Year 2014