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Davinder Dhaliwal

Davinder Dhaliwal

LLB Law & Politics (Hons), Deputy District Judge (Civil, family and financial remedy)


Davinder Dhaliwal is a busy and respected specialist family law barrister who is routinely instructed in complex and sensitive proceedings covering both financial and children’s issues particularly where there is an international element.

She brings a wealth of specialist knowledge to her FRC practice and is regularly instructed in both public and private law cases. Davinder has a strong reputation as a robust and skilled advocate. She is committed to assisting her clients to achieve the best outcomes. She has a strong track record as a “problem solver” who is experienced and knowledgeable with a calm and effective approach. She remains focused on social justice and the best outcomes for children, applying her cross-jurisdictional immigration law.


  • Financial remedies
  • Care and placement orders (children: public law) in issues of neglect, serious abuse, significant injuries, especially where there are parallel proceedings
  • Private law children matters and Domestic Abuse, particularly where there are allegations of Honour-Based Violence and forced marriage
  • Recognition of foreign marriages and divorces
  • Non-marriage and nullity/declaration of the validity of marriage
  • Injunctions pursuant to the FLA 1996 and MCA 1973
  • Forced Marriage Protection Orders
  • FGM Protection Orders
  • Court of Protection
  • PII
  • Written Opinions on the Validity of Overseas Marriage
  • Cohabitation claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
  • Drafting pre/post nuptial Marital Agreements

Children (Public law)

Davinder is instructed by parents, local authorities, children’s guardians and interveners/connected persons in complex care and placement proceedings where there are issues of neglect, serious abuse, significant injuries , especially where there are parallel criminal proceedings or an international perspective. She represents vulnerable clients with mental health or learning difficulties.

Financial Finance and Remedies

Davinder is a specialist in all financial claims arising from the breakdown of a family relationship either in marriage/civil partnership or property disputes between cohabiting couple in Trusts of Land Act matters. Her practice involves a wide spectrum of matrimonial assets, disputed Trusts and business structures or matrimonial assets abroad or determining third party beneficial interests. She is regularly instructed when there are allegations of dissipating matrimonial assets.

Children (private law)

She covers all aspects including child arrangement orders after separation where there are allegations of domestic abuse (sexual, physical or financial) especially in the context of a Fact Finding Hearing or intractable disputes. Specific issues applications on change of name, school or medical treatment. Declaration of parentage. Application for removal of children from the jurisdiction (both temporary and permanent) and wardship. Child abduction cases involving both Hague Convention and non-Convention countries.

Voluntary Work

Davinder has been a Board Member with voluntary sector organisations assisting women and children experiencing domestic abuse. She lectures and provides training seminars to lawyers and community groups on domestic violence, childcare law, forced marriages and human rights. She been invited as a guest speaker to a number of universities and has been a Mentor.

Davinder is available to accept instructions as a private FDR Judge.

Practice Groups
Family, Immigration & Human Rights

Membership of Professional Organisations
Middle Temple
Midland Circuit
Middle Temple Chambers Representative