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Pankaj Pathak

Pankaj Pathak was called to the Bar in 1992 and was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) in August 2010

Qualifications: MA (Cantab), LL.M London

Having spent much of his earlier career practising in the broad areas of family, civil and criminal law, Pankaj has, since 2005 specialised in divorce, financial remedies and private family law cases. He has a wealth of experience in the county courts and the Principal Registry of the Family Division. He also has considerable experience of applications under Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

He regularly lectures to the Medway Law Society on matters of family law, and helps students at the College of Law in advocacy. He also appeared in 2 films made by the Citizenship Foundation, one of which still appears on the government’s website for people interested in become magistrates.

Pankaj speaks fluent Hindi and good French, and is sensitive to the cultural issues of families from the sub-continent. Pankaj believes in negotiation wherever possible before a final hearing, but will advance his client’s case fearlessly at all stages.