Solicitors in Milton Keynes - Family Law, Motoring Law, Domestic Violence

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Syvil Lloyd Morris

Syvil Lloyd Morris

Syvil Lloyd Morris is a Solicitor Advocate and co-founder of the Firm. He is also the Firm’s Director of Family Law. Syvil returned to higher education after 2 years in the Police Force and 6 years in the British Army. He holds a BA in law from London Guildhall University, an LLM from Queen Mary and Westfield College and an MSc in criminology from the University of Leicester. He qualified in 1991 and specialises in child abduction law, childcare proceedings and international family law. He is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and he is also a member of Resolution. He is a First Dan black belt in judo, but still can’t control his 3 young daughters! Syvil is committed to representing those members of society who are less able, as well as ensuring that the Firm plays an active role in the local and business community. For more than 2 decades he has been involved in training local professionals on the law as it relates to domestic violence proceedings. He has written many articles on this area of law (some examples can be seen here and also here). Syvil was part of the Steering Group which successfully guided Milton Keynes Magistrates Court to attaining full Specialist Domestic Violence Court status. His ambition is to write a doctoral thesis on women who commit crime as a result of domestic violence. Syvil is a Senior Fellow in Professional Practice for the Law School at the University of Buckingham. Syvil is a passionate and fearless Advocate, who has appeared in all of the higher courts, including the Court of Appeal. Syvil is married to Carol, who is also a Solicitor.

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Michelle Daubney

Michelle Daubney

Michelle Daubney is BLM’s Accounts and Office Manager. She is also the Firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer. She has worked in the Legal Aid funding side of accounts for more than a decade. Public funding eligibility has significantly changed since she first came into the law! Michelle started off her career in hotel management and catering having gained a City and Guilds certificate in Hotel Management and Book-Keeping at Aylesbury College. Upon leaving college she started working in hotels across the country gaining vast experience in the hotel industry but after working for some 15 years in this area, she decided it was time to try something new and to settle down. After getting married and having two children, she decided to return to the book-keeping/accounts side of business. This is what led to her moving to a firm of Solicitors in Central Milton Keynes. When her children were young, Michelle was involved with “Friends of the Schools”, which raised funds for the local community and for all of the little extras which the Government did not provide for. Now that her two children are grown up and quite independent, Michelle has more time on her hands to indulge her passion for fine wines, dining and reading. She has even found time to enter a Ghost Hunt to raise money for a Kidney Transplant Unit in Oxford.

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Jaclin Bastian

Jaclin Bastian

Jaclin Bastian is the Firm’s other co-founder. Until September 2014, she was the Firm’s Managing Partner and Director of Human and Business Resources. Following the changes to criminal legal aid, Jaclin and the criminal litigation department transferred to Cartwright King Solicitors.

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Carol Lloyd-Morris

Carol Lloyd-Morris

Carol is one of our specialist family law solicitors. She is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and also of Resolution. She has expertise in Children Act and also Children and Families Act matters with a particular emphasis on families who face the threat of having one or more of their children permanently or temporarily removed into Local Authority care (childcare proceedings). Having spent some of her legal career with the Local Authority, Carol has a unique insight into the practical aspects of meeting the lawful criteria for removal of children, from their birth families. Carol also deals with domestic violence emergency procedures in relation to children and parents. Carol has a careful eye for detail and an ability to ensure that all of her cases are thoroughly prepared so that the complete picture is presented to the Court. Carol first met Syvil in 1985; little did she know that she would end up not only marrying him, but working for the Firm also! She is the proud mother of 3 teenage daughters who conspire to keep her amused, bemused, confused and enthused all at the same time! Carol has a keen interest in Russian and Second World War history. When she is not looking after her clients’ affairs or her own family. Carol relaxes by watching cookery shows on television and reading.

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Pamela Waterhouse

Pamela Waterhouse

Pamela Waterhouse is the Lead Advocate for Emergency Proceedings Department (EPD). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executive (FILEX) of 20 years standing. Pam holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Lancashire and a Post Graduate Diploma in French and Spanish. Pam started her career in local government and has worked in both the Legal and Housing Departments of two local authorities. After starting a family, Pam went back to University and gained an Honours Degree in English and Historical Studies from the University of Hertfordshire. She moved to Milton Keynes in 1995 and began work as a Linguist for a software processing company. Pamela deals with all aspects of domestic violence. As far as family law is concerned, Pam favours a sensitive approach to clients who are often facing highly emotive, stressful and difficult situations. On a personal level, Pam holds a Second Dan black belt in Shotokan karate and is a qualified instructor, teaching and running her own club. She takes part in competition sparring and also enjoys tennis and swimming.

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Hayley Geen

Hayley Geen

Hayley initially joined BLM as an Executive Legal Assistant. She is a Solicitor and Head of Emergency Proceedings Department (EPD) with the Firm. Hayley completed her Law Degree at the University of Buckingham. Hayley is passionate about Family Law and she has quickly become a domestic violence litigation practitioner in her own right. She is also highly proficient in all aspects of the Children Act. Hayley also has a keen interest in cases involving Miscarriages’ of Justice. She voluntarily attends meetings and conferences to support organisations dedicated to this cause. After graduating, Hayley spent six months in Ghana undertaking voluntary work at Orphanages, local projects in the community and teaching at the local Schools. She has since returned but for a shorter period. In addition, Hayley uses her spare time to work out at the gym and spend quality time with her family.

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Beverly James

Beverly James

Beverly James is the firm’s Senior Administration Assistant. She started her office career after leaving school and working at a Finance House. She then progressed to working in various industries in the capacity of a Secretary and Personal Assistant. This included working for a firm of Chartered Surveyors. Beverly, who is originally from Milton Keynes, spent 6 years working for a highly regarded Nottingham law firm.  She was also a member of their in-house netball team and now shudders at the memory of those cold Nottingham nights out on the court! Beverly has since moved back to Milton Keynes and joined BLM where she can continue to work in the area of law, which she very much enjoys. Beverly has friends dotted all over the UK and therefore spends many weekends on the motorway visiting them all – but not just to socialise – she always finds time to shop, which is her most favourite pastime!

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Natasha Wilson

Natasha Wilson

Natasha is the Firm’s Trainee Solicitor. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2013 with a BA (Hons) degree in History and completed her Graduate of Diploma in Law at the University of Westminster in 2015. Natasha is now undertaking the Legal Practise Course part time. Natasha predominately works alongside Syvil Lloyd Morris and Hayley Geen providing assistance to the Emergency Proceedings Department. Natasha specialises in Legal Aid finance and public funding eligibility and has a strong interest in child care proceedings. Before joining BLM Natasha has previously worked for an events management company whereby she assisted professionals to boost marketing and trade. Natasha’s life at the moment is surrounded by books, figures and facts – but she still claims that it is “very interesting!” In between working and reading law books, Natasha regularly goes to the gym and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Nikita Bhara

Nikita Bhara

Nikita is the Firm’s Trainee Solicitor. She completed her Law Degree at the University of Reading and is now undertaking the Legal Practice Course part time. Nikita predominately works alongside Syvil Lloyd Morris and Hayley Geen. She has a strong interest in child care proceedings, but is also interested in domestic violence proceedings and injunctive relief. She is also seeking to build up her expertise in coroner’s law. Nikita is an expert billing clerk at the Firm and has specialist knowledge of public funding eligibility. She regularly liases with the Legal Aid Agency. Nikita is passionate about health and fitness. Nik is definitely an outdoor girl! Amongst other pursuits she is a fan of tree-top trekking, zip-wiring and rock climbing!

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Jemma Gates

Jemma Gates

Jemma is the Firm’s Billings Clerk, specialising in Legal Aid finance and public funding eligibility. She also undertakes paralegal work in the Firm, providing assistance to the child care Lawyers and is hoping to qualify as a solicitor in the future. Jemma is a graduate of the University of Buckingham with whom the firm has strong local links. Jemma enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys baking and is hoping at some point, when she has time, to appear in a series of The Great British Bake Off.

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Debbie Boylin

Debbie Boylin

Debbie qualified as a solicitor in March 2013 and specialises in family law.  Debbie studied at Cardiff University and received a 2:1 with honours degree in Law.  Debbie has worked at specialist family law firms in Cambridge, Exeter and Birmingham and has enjoyed having represented many clients including parents and grandparents in often complex cases.  Debbie is committed to offering clients clear and concise advise as to all their options at invariably difficult and emotional times when dealing with relationship or family breakdown.  Debbie undertakes all areas of family work including divorce, domestic abuse and children cases as well as representing parents in care proceedings.   She takes a sensitive but pragmatic and sensible approach to family matters with a resolution based focused to achieve the best results for clients.  In her spare time, Debbie enjoys going to the gym and running to try to keep fit as well as many trips abroad as she can squeeze in!  She also spends a lot of her time with her family and spoils her nieces far too much!

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Mayuri Sarathchandra

Mayuri Sarathchandra

Mayuri qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Since that time she has built up a vast array of knowledge and acquired extensive experience in both public law and private law Children Act matters. She has represented parents and grandparents in complex cases, including care proceedings and international family law. Mayuri also has wide-ranging expertise in divorce and financial matters, as well as in the law as it relates to victims of domestic abuse. She is passionate about representing clients who are going through a difficult and emotional time in their lives. She always seeks to apply strategies, on behalf of the client, with a view to achieving the very best outcome. Mayuri is an accredited member of Resolution and also a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel. In her spare time Mayuri enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

Mayuri Sarathchandra is the person in charge of handling Complaints.

If your Complaint is not resolved within the Firm you can now contact the Legal Ombudsman at:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ

Tel: 0300 555 0333
Website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

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Kiana Turner

Kiana Turner

Kiana is a paralegal and administrative assistant, dealing mainly with billing issues under the auspices of our Costs Lawyers. She is currently studying part-time for a Law LLB degree at De Montfort University, and has joined BLM as part of her placement. Since studying law from GCSE all the way up to degree level, her interest in law, has continually grown. Outside of work, Kiana enjoys attending Tap and Ballet classes, as well as seeing the latest movies in the cinema!

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Gemma Salmon

Gemma Salmon

Gemma is a Paralegal at Bastian Lloyd Morris. She is a European Law graduate from the University of Exeter (2016). As part of her degree she spent one year studying European Law in France. Gemma has spent numerous summers volunteering abroad and speaks French. She has a love for travelling and learning languages and hopes to visit many more countries in the coming years. In her spare time, Gemma enjoys playing netball, jogging and writing. She also plays the piano and enjoys singing in a choir. Gemma hopes to qualify as a solicitor and practice family and children law in the future.

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Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight

Rebecca is a relief paralegal and administrative assistant, primarily working alongside Syvil Lloyd Morris, and covering holiday periods. She is currently studying for a Qualifying Law Degree (LLB), full time at the University of Lincoln. She hopes to qualify as family law solicitor, after she has taken her professional examinations. Rebecca is also keen to study the peculiarities, idiosyncrasies, mysteries and vagaries of Medical Law in due course! When she is not working, or studying for her law degree, Rebecca enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her dog, Dexter.

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Ria Herbert

Ria Herbert

Ria is a Paralegal at Bastian Lloyd Morris specialising in injunctive relief and other emergency legal processes. She works in the Emergency Proceedings Department alongside Pamela Waterhouse and Gemma Gates. Ria undertakes all aspects of case conduct including advocacy at initial and interim hearings. She completed her Law Degree at the University of Kent and is now undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course. Ria hopes to qualify as a barrister and practice family and children law. She enjoys cooking and travelling and in her spare time undertakes voluntary work at the Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust.

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Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen is Syvil’s Staff Paralegal. She keeps him organised and ‘on point’ with regards to all aspects of case conduct and case administration, including meeting Court deadlines and collating Court papers. Yasmeen graduated from Kingston University with an LLB (hons) in 2010 and she is now undertaking the Legal Practice course on a part time basis. She aspires to be a Solicitor in the future and looks forward to being the best that she can be. Prior to joining Bastian Lloyd Morris, she worked for a Legal Aid firm as a caseworker, dealing primarily with private and public law matters. Yasmeen has a keen interest in helping disadvantaged members of the community and she has undertaken volunteer work for charities such as Victim Support and Luton Rights. In her free time, she enjoys going out to eat, especially if there is dessert involved! Yasmeen is a keen cook and she likes socialising with her friends. Yasmeen holds a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.

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