Ravi SethiYear of Call: 1997

Areas of Expertise
  • Family Children
  • Court Protection
  • Family Finance
  • Family Injunction

County Court Rate: £250.00 +VAT   High Court Rate: £350.00 +VAT   VAT Registered: Yes   Direct Access Accredited: Yes

Called to the bar in 2020 after a successful career as a solicitor–advocate, having worked in law since 2004, Ravi has dealt with every aspect of a case from initial instruction through to final hearing. He has a thriving practice which is split between public law (care proceedings), family law (children), domestic violence and criminal law.

Prior to joining the bar, he was one of the few solicitors to have obtained both the prestigious Resolution Specialist Accreditation scheme in Family Law, a mark of quality as well as obtaining similar credentials in Crime, the Criminal Law Accreditation Scheme enabling him to practice as a duty solicitor and police station representative.

Ravi has an empathetic manner and can provide realistic advice to clients in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. He has vast experience in representing vulnerable clients, including victims of abuse or those suffering from mental health conditions or learning difficulties. He has developed a specific skill set which involves providing good advice whilst being non-judgmental. He also works with legal aid clients.

Areas of law

  • Care Proceedings/Public Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Private Children Law
  • Vulnerable Clients

Care Proceedings/Public Law

  • Representing local authorities, parents as well as grandparents and other relatives in Public Law proceedings bought by the Local Authority
  • Conducting advocacy at all levels of care proceedings from first appearance, case management hearings, IRH and final contested hearings
  • Summarising case law, drafting court orders, case summaries as well as other key documents including thresholds and witness statements
  • Appearing before the High Court e.g. in Deprivation of Liberty Hearings (of a child) for both applicant and respondent
  • Cases involving niche points of law e.g. a case in which an application was made to invoke the inherent jurisdiction of the court and place a child for adoption without informing a father with paternal responsibility
  • Cases that attract high levels of publicity. e.g. when a parent is accused or involved in terrorism, high-profile violence or sexual grooming

Domestic Violence

  • Applicants and respondents
  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation order applications bought under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996
  • Initial applications, hearings, return dates and contested final hearings

Private Children Law

  • Applicants and respondents
  • All types of hearings in the Family Courts
  • Section 8 Children Act 1989 Prohibited Steps Orders, Child Arrangement Orders and Specific Issue Orders
  • Interim hearings, first hearing dispute resolution appointments and final hearings
  • Declaration of Parentage (DNA Testing)
  • Applications for permission to change a child’s name




contact details

+44 (0)115 8961983
The Dryden Enterprise Centre, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4EY

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