Lewis Chatten


Lewis Chatten



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    Based in our Birmingham office, Lewis advises clients in relation to all children related matters, including child protection, child arrangements and child abduction.


    Lewis’ legal career commenced as a Court Clerk at Coventry Family Court in May 2017. Having clerked a variety of different family cases, both at district and circuit judge levels, Lewis specifically dealt with injunctions, care applications and private law children related applications.

    Having completed his Legal Practice Course in 2018, Lewis joined Charles Strachan to further advance his skills and qualified as a solicitor in January 2021. Lewis works in the busy family department and represents parents in care proceedings, victims of domestic violence and abuse as well as parents in child arrangements (contact and residence) disputes.

    In addition, Lewis regularly attends pre-proceedings meetings to assist clients where the local authority (child social services) have intervened. Lewis has a keen interest in advising and assisting members of the LGBTQ+ community and has advised clients in respect of obtaining Gender Recognition Certificates.

    Lewis previously volunteered at the UK’s leading Parental Child Abduction Charity ReUnite as a telephone advisor. Having advised many parents in relation to child abduction matters, Lewis assists in the preparation of child abduction and jurisdiction related cases which often involve left behind parents.

    Hobbies & Interests

    Lewis regularly performs in an amateur theatre group and often tours around the UK. Holding a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Karate, Lewis continues to train to achieve a 3rd Dan Black Belt and regularly keeps fit by attending the gym. Lewis is a fan of Escape Rooms in particular horror rooms and enjoys watching films of all genres.