Davina Krishnan has a thriving and specialist practice in all areas of family law. She is instructed in all areas of Children Act work. In public law children cases, Davina has experience of representing local authorities, parents, children's guardians and children who are competent to give instructions.
Davina is especially sensitive and astute to the needs of clients when representing parents with learning difficulties, drug addictions and mental health problems. She also has experience of representing various local authorities within the London boroughs and the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
Davina has particular experience of cases involving sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries, parental murder (including a parent being murdered during the course of proceedings), systemic physical abuse over significant periods of time, factious illness cases, cases involving selective and elective mutism, cases where there are concurrent or previous criminal proceedings (including those which have attracted high media attention), cases where the official solicitor has intervened and cases involving long standing issues of drug and alcohol abuse.
She has expertise in forced marriage protection and experience of cases involving both vulnerable adults and young teenagers.
In private law children proceedings, Davina has experience of cases involving the appointment of a 16.4 Guardian, dealing with implacably hostile parents and cases of sexual abuse. She is experienced in dealing with leave to remove from the jurisdiction cases and cases where religious upbringing and change of surname is an issue.
Davina has sat as a trustee and director of a women's refuge and domestic violence service provider within north west London. She is currently a Trustee of WISH, an organisation in north west London working with survivors of domestic violence, forced marriages, young self-harmers and children suffering from neglect and abuse.
Training and Seminars
Davina regularly provides CPD seminars on the subject of Family Law both in chambers and to groups of solicitors in areas local to their offices.