1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Niamh joined Chambers in 2021 and is building a practice across the range of chambers’ specialisms.  She has appeared at all levels up to and including the High Court and accepts instructions in all areas of family law.

Niamh has a particular interest in Court of Protection, International and public and private children work.

  • Children (Public Law)

    Niamh is regularly instructed across all areas of public proceedings in cases involving chronic neglect, substance abuse, domestic and physical abuse and injury. She accepts instructions from parents, Guardians and local authorities.

    Niamh is experienced in drafting threshold documents and advising upon the merits of seeking findings, reviewing the relevant evidence.

  • Children (Private Law)

    Niamh has a growing private law practice, representing applicants, respondents and Guardians in s.8 Children Act 1989 proceedings, including cases which involve allegations of domestic, sexual and physical abuse.

    She has a particular interest in cases with an international element and has experience of representing clients in relocation applications - both within the jurisdiction and internationally.

  • Court of Protection
  • Domestic Violence & Injunctions

    Niamh regularly represents applicants and respondents in injunction proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996. 

    She has a particular interest in Forced Marriage Protection Orders is the co-author of the first and only comprehensive practitioner text on forced marriage.

  • International Family Law

    Niamh has experience of acting and advising clients within public law cases with an international element and in cases involving international abduction.

  • Notable Cases