Viewing: Family for Baldip Singh Aulak

“Baldip has strong interpersonal skills. He is empathetic and able to explain complex issues to vulnerable clients. He is a skilled litigator, and his advocacy in court is always persuasive.”
Legal 500 Family Ranking - Tier 2 (London)

Baldip is a leading Junior in Family Law, boasting over a decade of experience it the field of International Family Law. His practice encompasses all aspects of Family Law, including Divorce, Children, and Financial Remedies, with recognised expertise in cases involving International and immigration elements. This includes addressing divorce jurisdiction and forum disputes, international enforcement in financial and children cases, child abduction and relocation, and the protection of vulnerable adults under the inherent jurisdiction and in the Court of Protection. He has notably appeared in several ground-breaking cases in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

While Baldip is an exceptionally effective advocate and highly experienced in court disputes, he is equally passionate about alternative methods of Dispute Resolution and is a trained Arbitrator.

Fluent in Punjabi and conversational in Hindi and Urdu, Baldip is licensed to accept Direct Public Access work.

Family Finance & Property

Baldip offers advice and advocacy services across all facets of divorce, encompassing financial remedies. Renowned for his insightful counsel supported by a keen commercial awareness, he brings expertise to cases involving trusts, business assets, overseas assets, pension issues, and scenarios with third-party interests.

Regularly engaged in intricate cases, particularly those featuring high net worth individuals, Baldip places emphasis on matters where assets are abroad. He holds a niche interest in cases representing Equestrians and animal disputes. Widely recognized as a formidable negotiator and highly skilled advocate, both in and out of court, he possesses a keen eye for detail. Demonstrating an excellent track record, he has achieved success in interim stages and contested final hearings.

Child Arrangement

Baldip provides advice and representation on all issues relating to the care and upbringing of children arising from a family breakdown. He represents mothers, fathers, children, and other family members in disputes regarding child custody, arrangements for where the children should live, or the time they should spend with each parent. This includes specific issues such as schooling, medical treatment, religious upbringing, or taking children abroad temporarily or permanently.

He possesses a wealth of experience in representing parties in complex and intractable disputes, including parental alienation, abduction, adoption, and urgent cases requiring injunctions, wardship, or involving the inherent jurisdiction of the courts. Baldip is also well-versed in the enforcement of orders related to children's arrangements in instances where a party fails to comply with court orders.

Relocation Internal & Abroad

International relocation cases are widely regarded as some of the most complex and challenging matters to come before the Family Court. Baldip has a depth of expertise in international relocation, and he is a trusted and safe pair of hands for his clients and his solicitors when such cases arise.

He understands that the stakes can be incredibly high for the families involved, and as such, he provides compassionate advice combined with a robust and strategic approach to proceedings from the outset. He acts for both parents and children at first instance and also on appeal.

Child Abduction

A significant portion of Baldip's work involves an international element, owing to his extensive background in Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality Laws. He possesses a wealth of experience in all aspects of cross-border children cases, encompassing child abduction cases (under the Hague Conventions of 1980 and 1996, as well as under wardship); the recognition and enforcement of foreign orders; jurisdictional disputes; and international contact disputes. He frequently appears in the High Court Family Division to handle such cases.Baldip has a significant international practice and has been instructed to assist in cases involving Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Libya and a number of countries in Asia including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Molestation & Occupation

Baldip accepts instructions in domestic violence cases. He has undergone extensive training and honed his skills in dealing with vulnerable adults, having previously worked with torture and persecuted victims, trafficked men, women, and children. He represents parties in cases involving allegations of female genital mutilation and forced marriage, as well as non-molestation orders and occupation orders on behalf of applicants and respondents. Currently, he is collaborating with several focus groups and charities, including the Department of Public Prosecution, to develop a better understanding and guidance on Honour-Based Violence cases. He has a reputation for being thorough, persuasive, and highly effective.

Care & Supervision

Baldip’s Public Law practice encompasses all aspects of care proceedings and adoption. He represents Local Authorities, parents, family members, and Children’s Guardians in the complete range of Part IV proceedings, participating in numerous lengthy fact-finding and final hearings that last weeks, and appearing in appeals at all stages up to the Supreme Court.

He has been instructed in cases involving factitious induced illness, sexual abuse, inflicted injury, the death of a child, Wardship proceedings in Public Law, abduction during proceedings, Forced Marriage Protection Orders, and honour-based violence. Additionally, he has successfully contested Care, Placement, and Adoption Orders. 

Baldip is also a regular appearance in the National Deprivation of Liberty Courts (DOLS Court), known for his robust advice and creative solutions to best protect vulnerable young people in his cases. He provides counsel to authorities on their policies and procedures, as well as on the evidence in individual cases.

Immigration & Nationality

For many years, Baldip had a mixed Family and Immigration practice, but since 2015 has specialised exclusively in Family Law. However, he continues to make use of this background by advising parents, children and Local Authorities on their rights and remedies where the Family Court is not able to assist.

Testimonials

Judge Law
"Baldip is able to absorb a vast amount of complicated information quickly and filter it to focus on the important bits. He thinks fast on his feet, is reassuringly robust when necessary, and is not someone to shy away from tricky issues. My clients love him, I have used Baldip for over 10 years now”

Direct Access Client - PK
“His attention to details is phenomenal, he ensures that every aspect of my case was ready for trial, to the highest standard. He is always fully prepared for our strategy meetings and trial, his negotiating strategies are flawless.”

Justin Law
"Baldip is hard-working, accessible, responsive barrister with a strong, calm manner in court."

Lord Justice Tomlinson in the Court of Appeal
“I am grateful to Mr Baldip Singh Aulak who has striven valiantly to persuade me that this is a proper case to grant permission to appeal”

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
“a thorough and articulate Barrister that leaves lay and professional clients highly satisfied”

Recommendations

"Baldip has strong interpersonal skills. He is empathetic and able to explain complex issues to vulnerable clients. He is a skilled litigator, and his advocacy in court is always persuasive."
Legal 500 - Family (London) - Ranked: Tier 2

Recent Cases

Supreme Court

  • H-W (Children) (No 2) (Rev1) [2022] UKSC 17 

Court of Appeal (Civil) 

  • E (A Child: Care Proceedings Fact Finding) [2023] EWCA Civ 858

  • Re H-W (Children: Proportionality) [2021] EWCA Civ 1451

  • PG (India) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1109 R v 

  • Parekh - [2016] EWCA Civ 266

High Court

  • SK v RO [2023] EWHC 2896 (Fam)

  • W-Z (Children : Welfare Decision) [2023] EWFC 94

  • Re. C (Parental alienation: permanent removal to Germany) [2023] EWHC 1955 (Fam)

  • X-Z (Children : Fact-Finding) [2022] EWFC 193

  • A v B (Port Alert) [2021] EWHC 1716 (Fam)

  • WW, XX, YY & ZZ (Children), Re [2018] EWFC 94

Upper Tribunal

R v Mammas - [2019] UKAITUR JR054662018

Appointments

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2023

  • Bar Council International Committee 2023 

  • Inner Temple International Committee 2023

  • Pupil Supervisor 2022

  • Inner Temple - Special Ambassador to India 2022 

  • Bar Liaison Committee (Inner Temple) 2020

  • Chair of Sikhs in Law Association 2020

  • Director of 13 Community Clinic

  • Secretary of the Society of Asian Lawyers 2014-2016

Memberships

  • Institute of Family Law Arbitrators 

  • Family Law Bar Association 

  • Association of Lawyers for Children

  • Human Rights Lawyers Association

  • Immigration Law Practitioners' Association

Awards 

  • Frank Burns Gahan Scholarship 2012 (Inner Temple)

  • Inner Temple Major Scholarship and Exhibition Award 2012

  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (Inner Temple) 2013

  • Charity of the Year - Sikh Help Line - Sikhs Awards 2014 

  • Sikhs Helpline - Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2022 

  • Case of the Year Family Law Awards 2022

  • Recipient of The Legal Style Award 2023

Qualifications 

  • LLB (Hons) Birmingham University

  • BPTC, University of Law (Birmingham)

  • Member of CIArb (International Arbitration)

  • Advocacy Trainer Inner Temple

Languages

  • English

  • Punjabi

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

Direct Access

Baldip is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. He does not 'conduct litigation'. While Baldip can draft documents and advise and guide a Direct Access/Public Access client, the Direct Access/Public Access client will need to issue proceedings, file documents at court, and serve documents on other parties themselves. The scope of Baldip's services should be discussed with his clerk.

In order to instruct Baldip on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on 0845 210 5555 or at familyclerks@no5.com