Kira completed her Bar Course at BPP Manchester in July 2021 and commenced her pupillage at 15 Winckley Square in October 2021 with Danielle Woods as her supervisor.
Kira has been undertaking her own instructions in both private law and public law matters since April 2022 and secured Tenancy in October 2022.
The majority of Kira’s practice is private law matters, practicing in multiple locations across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cumbria. This includes mainly Children Act work, where separated parents are disputing the most appropriate arrangements for their children. Kira has experience representing mothers who have been victims of domestic abuse, including at finding of fact hearings where the Courts have made findings in her client’s favours.
Kira also has experience acting for fathers, and she recently successfully represented two fathers in two separate proceedings who were facing allegations of sexual abuse against their children. Following a finding of fact hearing, the Court made no findings against them and immediately reinstated their contact.
The second branch of private law which Kira practices in is Family Law Act matters, namely Non-Molestation Order and Occupation Order applications. Kira has successfully argued the necessity of multiple Non-Molestation Orders for her clients, subsequently providing both them and their children with the protection and reassurance they need.
Kira’s practice within the public law sector is increasing and growing. She has represented mothers and fathers within care proceedings, advocating against removals and arguing for relevant assessments which will assist her client’s cases. Kira also has experience working with clients with vulnerabilities and/or cognitive difficulties who require the assistance of an intermediary.
Kira is regularly instructed by local authorities within care proceedings, which means she is familiar with drafting case summaries, planning timetables for proceedings, and producing lengthy draft orders. Kira has also previously provided local authorities with advice in both written format and orally during conferences.
Kira has, on occasions, represented children through their Children’s Guardians, but this is an area of her practice which she would like to expand further
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