Dr Mandeep

Barrister | Called 2008 |
Public Access Accredited

Dr Mandeep Dyal


Mandeep completed her LLB Law Degree at the University of Birmingham and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 2007. She completed the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in 2008 and commenced pupillage at Cornwall Street Barristers in 2009.  

Alongside practice, Mandeep completed a full-time PhD in Law and Medicine at the University of Birmingham in 2014. 

During her time at Cornwall Street Barristers, Mandeep has co-supervised two pupils and was also a Visiting Lecturer in Property Law at the School of Law, University of Birmingham, between 2011 and 2015.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Birmingham (First)
  • Bar Vocational Course, College of Law (Very Competent) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Birmingham 

Mandeep‘s expertise

Family Law

    Private Law Children

    Mandeep deals with Private Law Children cases at all levels of complexity, ranging from hearings before Magistrates to High Court level. She is instructed on behalf of mothers, fathers, step-parents, non-biological parents and grandparents. She is routinely instructed in relation to: final hearings; finding of fact hearings; Dispute Resolution Appointments; applications relating to excluding or adducing evidence; applications for Parental Responsibility Orders; and applications for Prohibited Steps Orders and/or Specific Issue Orders, including in respect of changes of school and changing a child’s name.  

    She has a great deal of experience in cases relating to the permanent internal and external relocation of children as well as temporary removals of children from the jurisdiction to Non-Hague Convention countries and countries governed by Shari’a Law. Her previous cases have included applications to remove/relocate children to the United Arab Emirates; Saudi Arabia; and Malaysia.  

    Mandeep is frequently instructed in cases in which there are allegations of domestic abuse including at finding of fact hearings.  

    She has experience of complex Private Law cases involving allegations of parental alienation, non-accidental injury to children and fabricated illness. She is regularly instructed in cases in which rule 16.4 guardians and/or Part 25 experts, (including independent social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and/or other medical professionals) are required and involved. She has dealt with multiple cases in which she has successfully obtained a ‘change of residence’ (change of living arrangements) in respect of children. 

    She has recent and ongoing experience of dealing with cases involving allegations of coercive control.

    Family Law Act Injunction Proceedings

    Mandeep is frequently instructed in relation to applications for Non-Molestation Orders and/or Occupation Orders by both applicants and respondents including at return hearings and final hearings.  

    Public Access

    Mandeep is happy to accept instructions on a Public Access basis via the family clerking team. 

    Professional Memberships
    • Midlands Circuit 
    • Family Law Bar Association 
    • West Midlands Family Law Bar Association 
    • PTA PhD Scholarship, University of Birmingham 
    • Sir Henry Barber Scholarship, University of Birmingham 
    • Charles McDowell Prize, University of Birmingham 

    Mandeep has published various articles:

    Family Law Reform Now: Proposals and Critique, Response: A Legal Support Bill for Children in “Cross-Over” Cases, (1st edition, Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing, available September 2024).

    “Whether Sex Selection for Non-Medical Reasons should be permitted in the UK” (PhD Thesis, University of Birmingham) (2014) eTheses Repository available at www.etheses.bham.ac.uk

    “Sex Selection and Sex-Selective Abortion: Lessons to be Learnt from a Comparison between the United Kingdon and the North Indian State of Punjab” (2013) 13:2 Medical Law International 101-134

    “Self-Determination, Dignity and End-of-Life Care, Regulating Advance Directives in International and Comparative Perspectives” (Review) (2012) 20:4 Medical Law Review 650-655