Care and Adoption

Public Law matters are dealt with on behalf of parents, Local Authorities and Guardians. Members are on a number of approved Local Authority Panels, including conducting Court of Protection work. Particular expertise is available in “shaken baby” cases.

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Barristers

Anne Margaret Bell OBE

Call 1975 – Gray’s Inn

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Susan Campbell KC

Call 1986

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Helen Matuk

Call 1990

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Carmel Bryan

Call 1993 – Middle Temple

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James Rees

Call 1994

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Daya Mann

Call 1995 – Lincoln’s Inn

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Paul Bitmead

Call 1996

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Juliet Williams

Call 1998

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Rachel Bennett

Call 2002 (Former Solicitor 2008) (Pupillage 2018)

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Jennifer Smith

Call 2016

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Deborah Gosling               

Call 2004

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David Lidbury

Call 2006 – Inner Temple

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Jane Herbert

Call 2008

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Emma Cross Barrister

Emma Cross

Call 2017

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Jonathan Ward

Call 2019 – Middle Temple

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Liberty Crawford

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Ella White

Call 2021

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Ian Darcy

Call 2022 Middle Temple (Former Solicitor 2018)

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Lauren Garner-Jackson

Call 2021

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Ian McArdle

Call 2019 – Gray’s Inn

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Usmaan Siddiqui 

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Bethany Wright

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Emma Cross Barrister

Reunification with no findings

Earlier this month, Mrs Justice Judd delivered her judgment in A County Council v L and Others [2024] EWFC 120. The case is a good example of where reunification and the end of proceedings is possible; even in situations where

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