Forced Marriage Protection Order Barristers

Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Several members have experience in obtaining ex parte and inter partes forced marriage protection orders, and also in responding to applications for such orders. Members have dealt with cases where care proceedings follow on from such applications or the inherent jurisdiction continues to be invoked. Members undertake cases at the Royal Courts of Justice and at County Courts designated to hear forced marriage cases. 7BR has been instrumental in providing training to solicitors, the police, local authorities, social workers and children’s services in respect of this issue. Members of the team have spoken regionally at Family Justice Council seminars. In conjunction with the Association of Asian Women Lawyers, Chambers organised an “awareness raising” training programme on forced marriage, involving Rachel Langdale QC, Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE (Dawson Cornwall) and Jasvinder Sanghera (Karma Nirvana). Individual members of the team have written articles for various publications (including Family Law) dealing with the cultural context of forced marriage, dowry abuse and practical guidance on dealing with the forced marriage legislation.

Forced Marriage Protection Orders Barristers


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Barrister Rachel Langdale

Rachel Langdale QC

Call: 1990 | QC: 2009

Barrister Barbara Connolly

Barbara Connolly QC

Call: 1986 | QC: 2011

Barrister Brendan Roche

Brendan Roche

Call: 1989

Barrister Susannah Johnson

Susannah Johnson

Call: 1996

Barrister Anita Guha

Anita Guha

Call: 1997

Barrister Justin Slater

Justin Slater

Call: 1999

Barrister Gina Allwood

Gina Allwood

Call: 2002

Barrister Hanisha Patel

Hanisha Patel

Call: 2002

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