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Rishika is a solicitor within our family and Mental Health Department. She has experience in dealing with Family, Childcare and Mental Health Matters. Rishika has experience in assisting and representing vulnerable clients, including those who have been a victim of domestic abuse and have mental health issues.
Family Law and Childcare
Rishika is able to advise and assists clients in a range of family/matrimonial matters and acts for clients who are publicly and privately funded. Rishika is able to assist clients in obtaining Child Arrangement Orders such as residence and contact orders; Non-Molestation and other Domestic Violence Protection Orders; Specific Issue Orders; Prohibited Steps Orders and Care and Supervision Orders.
Rishika is also able to advise clients in divorce proceedings, judicial separation, nullity and financial matters relating to a breakdown of marriage/ relationship, including prenuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements.
Mental Health Law
Rishika is an accredited member of the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and represents clients who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (Amended by the 2007 Act). Rishika has experience in representing clients subject to both civil and criminal/restricted sections of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Rishika provides legal advice and representation to clients at Hospital Managers hearings and at the First-Tier Tribunal (Mental Health). Rishika’s daily duties include meeting with vulnerable clients, attending care approach and section 117 meetings, scrutinising and examining evidence from the detaining authority and preparing for cases.
Rishika joined Appleman Legal Solicitors after completing her Legal Practice course and Master’s in law, at the University of Law in 2017. In 2018 Rishika obtained a training contract and qualified as a Solicitor in 2020.