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Camini Kumar

Position: Senior Associate

Core Areas: Family

Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017Camini is Senior Associate/Barrister in the Family Team.

She has practised exclusively in family law since she was called to the Bar in 2008. She spent six years practising out of chambers in London before becoming an Associate at Penningtons Manches in November 2014 and then joining Winckworth Sherwood as a Senior Associate in July 2016.

Camini read Classics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before obtaining a first class law degree and masters in European law. Prior to undertaking pupillage, Camini was judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal to Sir Mathew Thorpe who was then a Lord Justice of Appeal and Head of International Family Justice.

Camini acts for separating families, advising on complex financial settlements, arrangements for children and jurisdictional issues. She has a particular interest in international disputes and divorces between Non Resident Indians (NRIs). She has twice been invited to speak on the legal panel at the Women of India Summit in New Delhi.


Recent experience

  • Re V (European Maintenance Regulation) [2016] EWHC 668 (Fam) (An application under section 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act seising jurisdiction for maintenance under European Maintenance Regulation)
  • Representing a mother in a successful application for leave to remove a child permanently to the United States
  • Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77 (Fam) (Representing a father in an application for a Parental Order following an Indian surrogacy arrangement)
  • B (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 974 (Successfully defending an appeal against an interim Child Arrangements Order)

Professional memberships

Middle Temple (Diplock Scholar and Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize for performance on the Bar Vocational Course)

Family Law Bar Association

Resolution (affiliate member)

Work history

2016 to present, Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood

2014 to 2016, Associate Barrister, Penningtons Manches

2009 to 2014, Barrister, 2 Pump Court and subsequently 2-3 Hind Court

2008 to 2009, Pupil Barrister, 1 Hare Court (under Tim Bishop QC, Kate Davidson QC and Geoffrey Kingscote QC)

2008, Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal


A Fast Track to Europe: the new procedure for urgent preliminary rulings” [2008] International Family Law (September)

Newsline Extra: “A Fast Track to Europe” [2008] Family Law 38 (September): The urgent procedure for preliminary rulings and the significance for family practitioners.

“Credit Crunch in the Court of Appeal - Myerson v Myerson (No.2) [2008] EWCA Civ 282”[2009] Family Law (June) (Co-authored with Valentine Le Grice QC and Matthew Brunsdon-Tully)

 “The influence of interdisciplinarity on the development of the family justice system in England and Wales” in Boucard (ed) [2009] L'évolution du concept de famille en Europe depuis trente ans : étude pluridisciplinaire BRUYLANT (Co-authored with Lord Justice Thorpe)

“First past the post – jurisdiction disputes governed by the EU Maintenance Regulation for LexisPSL (2016) (Co-authored with Jane Mitchell)

“Expecting the Unexpected: revisiting financial provision after the death of a spouse” [2016] Family Law (June) (Co-authored with Kate Molan)

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