Anita Mehta is a dedicated family practitioner specialising in all areas of family law and related civil proceedings. This includes: Children (both Public and Private law), Divorce including Ancillary Relief and Declarations of Marital Status, Financial provision for Children, Trusts of Land relating to cohabitee disputes and Domestic Violence cases. Anita was called to the bar in 2002. Since then she has built up experience in a range of courts and tribunals, including the Court of Appeal.
Anita is regularly instructed by parents, Local Authorities and for children themselves. Her experience has included: -
• acting for parties suffering poor mental health or learning difficulties;
• cases involving serious injury through neglect or physical assault,
• sexual abuse allegations;
• immigration issues; and
• the recovery of children from abroad.
In private law children matters, Anita is regularly instructed in cases involving applications to remove from the jurisdiction and special guardianship.
Anita has experience in a broad spectrum of ancillary relief cases dealing with a variety of issues including:
• Maintenance pending suit, Financial provision and Property Adjustment Orders including pension sharing and attachment orders
• Variation applications
• Trust arrangements,
• Pre-nuptial agreements,
• Business accounts
• and cases with significant debts or insolvency issues
Anita’s practice under the trust of land is focused solely upon dealing with disputes between former cohabitees. Such cases have often included applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
When she isn’t working, Anita has a horse and regularly competes in equestrian events.
Bristol University, postgraduate certificate
Inns of Court School of Law, BVC
University of West England in Bristol - Law LLB (Hons)
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Member of the Pro Bono Unit
Martin Luther King intern, undertaking domestic violence cases in North Carolina, USA.
Significant cases include the following
Re M (2013) (unreported) Court of Appeal case – acting for a respondent in support of a successful appeal of a placement order.
BHCC v. PM, MC, AM & AC  EWCA Civ 795 – use of fact-finding hearings and inferences in relation to a child’s maternity;
Anita Mehta accepts work from lay clients in accordance with our Public Access Scheme in the following areas -
Family and Children
Divorce and Finance
Please refer to our Public Access section for further information.
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