Private Law Children Proceedings

Private Law Children Proceedings

Our members are regularly instructed in respect of private law applications under the Children Act 1989 and related legislation. We frequently act for parents or extended family members in the higher courts, and where the Court is engaged in settling the arrangements for children and young people. We are instructed in respect of applications for relocation and residence in respect of children, shared residence, removal from the jurisdiction, special guardianship, contact, and upon prohibitive steps and specific issues surrounding educational issues and medical treatment where there is disagreement between parents. If the court is likely to be assisted by expert evidence in any particular case, members are able to advise in respect of appropriate experts to instruct. We offer the detailed and specialist advice necessary for clients to litigate matters efficiently. We recognise that recourse to the family courts in respect of children is both stressful and difficult for parents (and grandparents where applicable), and we aim to give clear advice in respect of the process and likely outcomes at an early stage in proceedings. Where issues of paternity, parental responsibility, or removal from the jurisdiction are concerned, clients are well served by both the trial skills of our individual members and the depth of our collective experience.

Private Law Children Proceedings 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 Susan Reed

Susan Reed

Call: 1984

Barrister Brendan Roche

Brendan Roche

Call: 1989

Barrister Maryam Syed

Maryam Syed

Call: 1993

Barrister Hari Kaur

Hari Kaur

Call: 1995

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 Nick Jack

Nick Jack

Call: 2002

Barrister Hanisha Patel

Hanisha Patel

Call: 2002

Barrister Helen Compton

Helen Compton

Call: 2011

Barrister Simon Rowbotham

Simon Rowbotham

Call: 2011

Barrister Rose Harvey

Rose Harvey

Call: 2015

Barrister Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Call: 2015

Barrister Kitty Geddes

Kitty Geddes

Call: 2016

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