Malvika Jaganmohan

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Overview

Malvika completed pupillage at a specialist family law Chambers in London before joining St Ives as a tenant in November 2019. She accepts instructions in all areas of family law.

Malvika is a panel member at Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit). As a pupil, she was voted Advocate’s volunteer of the month in October 2019 in recognition of her “commitment to access to justice, her approachable manner, and her willingness to consider the case of anyone in need”. Advocate described her as a “future pro bono star of the Bar”.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Malvika spent nine months as a Legal Officer in a Local Authority legal services department within their childcare team. This has given her a firm grounding in public child law processes, particularly from a local authority perspective.

Malvika is very active in the wider legal community. During pupillage, she delivered a lecture on post-adoption contact to family law undergraduates at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is a member of The Transparency Project core group. The Transparency Project is a charity which explains and discusses family law cases in England and Wales with the aim of demystifying the family justice system. She is also on the Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) national committee and is a founding member of Women in Family Law.

Qualifications

London School of Economics and Political Science, LLB Law (First Class Honours)

Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton (Exchange Programme)

Nottingham Trent University, LLM BPTC (Very Competent in BPTC; Distinction in LLM)

Memberships

Association of Lawyers for Children

Associate Member of Resolution

Family Law Bar Association

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Awards/Scholarships

Herbert Smith Freehills Prize for Best Performance in Part I, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014

Joint Winner, Mike Redmayne Prize for Law of Evidence, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016

Slaughter and May Prize for best overall degree performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016

Marchant Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 2016

Nottingham Law School Dean’s BPTC Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Nottingham Trent University, 2016

St Mary’s Family Law Second Prize, Nottingham Trent University, 2017

Hubert Greenland Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 2018

Publications

No take-backs? The parents who changed their mind about adoption and the local authority who got it very, very wrong. October 2019. To view click here.

F (A Child: Fact-Finding Appeal) [2019] EWCA Civ 1244: what’s the difference between an expert witness and a witness with expertise? August 2019. To view click here.

The President’s Expert Witness Working Group Symposium: in which lawyers (for once) were not the loudest voices in the room. July 2019. To view click here.

Picking up the pieces post – LASPO. July 2019. To view click here.

Expert Witnesses: The Crisis in Family Courts. June 2019. To view click here.

Film Review: On the Basis of Sex. March 2019. To view click here.

‘In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law’: An Interview with Sarah Langford. March 2019. To view click here.

Book Review: ‘Eve Was Shamed’ by Helen Kennedy QC. December 2018. To view click here.

 

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