Ranjit Singh

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Ranjit represents children and their parents in private law matters and is frequently instructed on a public access basis. His private law work includes cases of all levels of complexity, including cases necessitating expert evidence and contested final hearings. Recent cases have included matters involving parental alienation and intractable contact disputes. Ranjit recently represented a father in an intractable contact dispute, with the eventual final order being one of shared care.

Ranjit represents children, parents and local authorities within care proceedings and is also often instructed on behalf of interveners, grandparents and special guardians. His recent work increasingly involves allegations of non-accidental injury and multi-week finding of fact hearings. Recent cases included representing a father at a 3-week final hearing where the local authority was seeking adoption in respect of the subject child. This case involved lengthy cross-examination of expert witnesses and ultimately led to the return of the child to the care of Ranjit’s client.

Reported cases
3rd August 2018 | Bailii

Herts CC v TJ [2018] EWHC 2796 (Fam)

31st May 2012 | Bailii

A Local Authority v DS [2012] EWHC 1442 (Fam)

President’s judgment concerning delay and ultimate refusal by the LSC to grant prior authority for the instruction of an independent social worker to perform a parenting and risk assessment of parents. The President provides Guidance on seeking prior authority from the LSC for instructing an expert witness in family proceedings.


Ranjit represents parties involved in proceedings in the Court of Protection in both health and welfare and financial proceedings. He recently represented the mother of P in a case where P was removed following allegations of poor care and serious assault. P was ultimately returned to live with and be cared for by the mother. Other cases have involved a crossover into the jurisdiction of the Mental Health Act.

Ranjit is instructed to represent parties in financial remedy applications, including interveners to those proceedings. His recent cases have included examples at every level of asset base and complex questions of jurisdiction.

What the directories say

“A robust advocate who argues the case for his client with skill and with the utmost courtesy, he is a pleasure to be against in court. His oral advocacy has a fluency that makes judges listen and he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.”
The Legal 500 2022


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Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association