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Juanita Kareer


Juanita is a Solicitor in the Family and Matrimonial team specialising in children law.

Juanita’s practice focuses on representing parents and children in public law proceedings. She has experience in working on complex matters such as non-accidental injury cases and cases involving issues around substance and alcohol misuse, domestic abuse and mental health.

Juanita also represents parents in disputes around child arrangements including cases involving domestic abuse allegations and fact-finding hearings. Juanita has experience in international children matters including abduction and relocation.

Juanita regularly undertakes advocacy, representing parents and children at family courts.


Juanita’s cases include:

  • A (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2240 (16 October 2018) – acted for the child through their Children’s Guardian in respect of an appeal relating to a Special Guardianship Order being made in favour of the child’s foster carer instead of family members residing in Ghana
  • Re H (Abduction: Retention in Non-Contracting State) [2019] EWCA Civ 672 – acted for the appellant in respect of an appeal against a Return Order when the Court considered whether the Hague Convention 1980 applied to retention in a non-Convention state in circumstances where the child was taken to a Convention state

Juanita Kareer has a keen eye for detail

Legal 500 (2023)

Juanita Kareer is incredibly hardworking and diligent about her clients. She is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to legal advice, regardless of their financial circumstances

Legal 500 (2022)


  • Juanita was shortlisted as a finalist for the LAPG’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award within the Family Law category in 2020
Professional memberships
  • Resolution
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Juanita is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Panel