Darshna Patel

Darshna Patel

Family Solicitor

Darshna joined JD Spicer Zeb in July 2017 as an Assistant Solicitor in the Family Department.

She was admitted as a solicitor in 2011 and advises and represents clients in all aspects of family work particularly:

  • Public Law Children Act applications – in particular Care Orders, Supervision Orders, Special Guardianship Orders, adoption, Emergency Protection Orders including cases involving jurisdictional and international law.
  • Private law Children Act matters to include Child Arrangement Orders relating to residence, contact, specific issues, Prohibited Steps Orders.
  • Divorce and separation and family finances
  • Family Law Act Matters including applications for Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders.
  • Darshna has a keen interest in public law children cases and frequently undertakes her own advocacy. She is understanding of and committed to her clients and is able to take a pragmatic approach to her cases to ensure the best outcome. 


  • College of Law – LPC, 2006-2007
  • Middlesex University – Law (LLB), 2003-2006. 


  • Solicitor, HB Public Law, 2013-2017
  • Family Solicitor, Hereward &Foster Solicitors, 2011-2013
  • Trainee Solicitor, Hereward & Foster Solicitors, 2010 – 2011

Personal Interests:

Darshna enjoys travelling the world and is especially interested in South-East Asian culture. She is also a big foodie, her favourite cuisines being Italian and Thai.