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Mindy Chall Mehat

Head of Care (Bedford)

Child Care

Mindy Chall Mehat is part of our national Child Care team, heading up our Bedford office. She has over 10 years experience working in family law and specialises in care proceedings and has worked in care proceeding cases with an international element. Mindy is a member of the Law Society's Children Panel.

Mindy's Specialisms

More about Mindy

Mindy has over 10 years experience working in family law and specialises in care proceedings and also worked in care proceeding cases with an international element.

Mindy is extremely passionate about working with her clients and for her clients to obtain the best possible outcome for them.

Mindy is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and to achieve this high regarded qualification, she has the specialist knowledge, in children’s law and the representation of children.

Mindy has been appointed as the Head of Department for Care in the Bedford Office. There is great potential in this area for the care department to develop stronger and to market the CK brand, with a view to making the team and the department bigger over the coming year.

Notable Cases

  • “LA and M” – Representation of a father who’s children were subject to care proceedings in the UK but the family were not residents of the UK and there was a huge international element involved in this case whereby discussions had to be had with American agencies to discuss whether the children could safely be returned to America or remain in the UK.


  • “LA and F” – Representation of a Mother who had cultural differences in how to raise and discipline of the children. There was a clash between the understanding of what is acceptable in the UK and what the norm in Africa is. This was a very difficult case as there was great time spent understanding the differences between the cultures and what is accepted and not, and then having to explain to this to the Mother who could not understand this. I found this case very challenging as someone who was a mother to 4 children had to be comforted and told that she could not use the same parenting skills here in the UK.


  • “LA and C” – Representation of a Mother who had 5 children, who were all removed from her care. The Mother was assisted and guided and she had to work with a number of professionals with the legal support in order to change her way of life with the view to having her children returned to her care. I was able to assist the mother and guide her through this very difficult process, with her learning difficulties and she managed to have all 5 children returned to her care.


  • “LA and T” – this case commenced with  private children proceedings, where I represented a father concerning his two young children. There were major concerns regarding mother’s ability to look after the children and this was demonstrated in the Local Authority’s section 37 report. The Local Authority issued care proceedings.  It was decided that by the court that the private law proceedings should be run alongside with the care proceedings. The outcome of the case were recommendations that the children remain in the fathers care, with limited contact with the mother.

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