Practice Areas

Direct Access

Direct Access


Hardwicke Entrance Award Scholarship
Eastham Scholarship


Year of Call: 2014


Law LLB:  First Class Honours

Joint LLM (Employment Law and Sports Law): First Class Distinction

BPTC:  Very Competent


Punjabi and conversational Hindi


Mani Basi has a broad practice covering all areas of family law with a particular focus on disputes relating to children, both domestic and international. His work often takes him across the country appearing up to and including the High Court.

Public Law

Mani regularly acts in all areas of care, adoption and public law proceedings acting for local authorities, parents, guardians, grandparents and interveners at emergency, interim, case management, fact-finding and final hearings. He has been involved in complex cases concerning alleged non-accidental injury, radicalisation, sexual abuse, addiction, chronic neglect and cases involving an international element. He also has experience with Secure Accommodation Orders and applications for the discharge of care orders. Mani has a keen interest in cases concerning forced marriage.

Private Law

Mani acts in all areas of private law disputes concerning children which involve applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and enforcement proceedings. He has experience in highly contentious residence and contact disputes where issues frequently involve allegations of domestic abuse, emotional and psychological harm, parental alienation and relocation applications.

International Child Law

A proportion of Mani’s cases have an international element and he is regularly instructed in matters in the High Court concerning applications for summary return under the Hague Convention 1980, applications in wardship and applications for the recognition and enforcement under Brussels IIR.

Domestic Abuse Cases

Mani has experience in applications under the Family Law Act 1996, relating to non-molestation and occupation orders. He has a particular interest in applications relating to a transfer of tenancy.

Direct Access

Mani is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.

Mani joined Chambers after the successful completion of his pupillage and since this time he continues to assist in expert witness training at the Royal College of Paediatrics.  Prior to joining Chambers, Mani spent nearly two years working as a Paralegal for a specialist family law firm based in London. Through his work, Mani gained experience across all areas of family litigation relating to international child abduction, financial remedy disputes, public and private law proceedings as well as applications for injunctive relief.

During his studies, Mani volunteered for a number of charitable organisations. In particular, he assisted litigants in person in family and civil law cases and volunteered for a charity assisting refugees and asylum seekers.

Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Family Law Bar Association

Child Abduction Lawyers Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit