Urmilla Seenath was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986 by Lincoln’s Inn, admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago in 1987, and admitted as a Solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales in 1990.
Urmilla’s initial practice as a solicitor in London was mainly in Civil and Family Litigation, until she specialised in Family Litigation from 1999, with particular focus on Ancillary Relief and Private Children cases. This included financial provision following the breakdown of a marriage, division of the matrimonial home/property and other assets/money, freezing assets, cases with a foreign element and custody and access disputes over the children.
Urmilla also qualified as a Family Mediator in the U.K. in 1999, which included facilitating parties to a dispute to reach an amicable agreement over their Ancillary Relief and Private Children issues. She was a member of Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association) in the U.K. since 2000, which follows a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children. She was on the Family Law Panel of the Law Society of England and Wales from 1999-2013, and also a Resolution Accredited Specialist Family Law Solicitor in the U.K from 2012-2013.
Urmilla returned to live in Trinidad and Tobago in 2013, and continues to practice Family Law. She is a committee member of the Trinidad and Tobago Family Law Association.