Direct Access Barrister

Mani Singh Basi

Direct Access Barrister

Mani Singh Basi

A specialist Family Law barrister at 4PB. Current winner of 2023 Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards and 2024 LexisNexis Legal Personality of the Year. Ranked in the Legal 500.

I specialise in family law, particularly in relation to disputes concerning children. I am regularly involved in cases concerning the Children Act 1989 such as cases relating to contact, transfer of residence and relocation. I represent clients at all stages of proceedings, including interim hearings, fact-finding hearings and final hearing.

I also represent clients in contested Family Law Act 1996 applications, for example in respect of non-molestation and occupation orders.

Please see my profile at 4PB, - You will be able to see on this website the type of work I undertake, together with my list of publications including books and the reported cases I have been involved in which have been published.

Area of Law


All areas of family law (relating to children both domestically and internationally) and Family Law Act applications (non-molestation / occupation orders)

What sort of work do I do?

I advise and assist clients during all stages of proceedings and pre-litigation. I appear throughout England and Wales in-person and remotely. I undertake:
- Children Act 1989 applications (for child arrangement orders / enforcement).
- International Children Law (applications made relating to the inherent jurisdiction / wardship and summary return applications pursuant to 1980 Hague Convention)
- Domestic abuse and injunctive provisions (such as non-molestation orders, occupation orders and fact-finding hearings).
- Appeal work (advising, preparing and representing clients in appeals).

I am Legal 500 ranked which currently records the following: '‘Mani is very committed and passionate about assisting clients. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the client receives the best possible advice and service. He is reliable and extremely knowledgeable in respect of private children’s cases. He has excellent advocacy skills, particularly in cross-examination'.

Who do I work for?

I am instructed by client across all areas of family law to represent them at hearings, advise / assist them in conferences or prepare legal documents on their behalf. All fees are fixed fees and agreed in advance. I work at an hourly rate (£250) and fees for any work will always be agreed in advance, according to my hourly rate and hours spent on the task on hand. Upon you contacting me about your case, I will endeavor to respond in respect of my availability and fees.

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