Practice Overview

Alison’s practice covers all legal issues concerning children and welfare decisions for adults in the Court of Protection. Alison is regularly instructed in complex public and private law cases.  Alison represents local authorities, parents, young people who are competent to instruct their own legal representatives and Children’s Guardians. Alison is particularly interested in cases concerning alleged non-accidental injury requiring complex expert medical evidence. 

Alison is regularly instructed in Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention abduction cases and has a particular interest in Wardship and the use of the Inherent Jurisdiction.

Alison is the representative for family law on the Bar Council Law Reform Committee and regularly takes training courses for barristers and solicitors to qualify to conduct advocacy in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and parties who may be children or adults.

Legal 500

Leading Junior

Tier 5 - Legal 500, 2023