Meet the team...
Miriam de Souza
Miriam De Souza has specialised in family law since 2008. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and initially worked as a Criminal Duty Solicitor, attaining Higher Rights of Audience in the criminal courts.
She joined Atkins Hope in 2011 and she is now a member of the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in care proceedings, acting for parents and children. She has a practical and down to earth approach in providing advice and will always fight hard for her clients.
Miriam recently represented a Polish father in care proceedings; the concerns were about the mother who was mentally unwell. Miriam provided her client with clear and realistic advice ensuring that he and his daughter were able to return to Poland.
In another case, Miriam represented a mother in care proceedings who was originally from Somalia and accused of neglecting her child. The mother followed Miriam's advice and the child was returned with the Local Authority being forced to provide them with adequate support.