1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Doushka specialises in cases concerning children. She acts in both public and private law, and cases with an international element. In public law she represents parents, local authorities and guardians. She has particular experience in complex care cases which involve serious injury, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.

  • Children (Public Law)

    Doushka has extensive experience in dealing with the spectrum of complex issues that arise in public law cases.

    R (Closed Material Procedure - Special Advocates - Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam)

    Court ordered the Police to pay the costs of the Special Advocate and Special Advocates’ Support Office (“SASO”) in closed material sessions arising within care proceedings.

    [2017] EWCA 1051 (Civ)

    [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam)

    As v TH (False Allegations of Abuse) [2016] EWHC 532 (Fam)

    Case involving an application by a mother for findings in respect of a series of allegations made against the father of one of the children. Court found that the allegations were false, and summarised the guidance professionals should follow in such cases.

  • Children (Private Law)
  • Domestic Violence & Injunctions
  • International Family Law
  • What the Directories Say

    Doushka has a number of overwhelming strengths including first and most intelligence, compassion, an empathy for clients in difficult circumstances and professionalism” Tier 4 – Legal 500, 2022

    "Is a silk in the making. She has a fight like no other and is a powerful yet sustained advocate who will fight for her client and for justice to the bitter end." Tier 5 - Legal 500, 2021

    "A formidable opponent whom you would not want to cross." "She carefully considers all of the evidence and picks out the points to present to the judge." "Doushka has a strong personality and an impressive work ethic that achieves results." Band 4 - Chambers and Partners, 2021

Legal 500

Leading Junior

Tier 4 - 2022

Chambers and Partners


Band 4 - 2021

Legal 500

Leading Junior

Tier 5 - 2021