Pamela is a specialist family practitioner with particular expertise in complicated public and private law children matters including those involving serious physical abuse cases of non- accidental injury, attempted murder, ritual abuse, shaken baby and vitamin D deficiency cases. Her practice also encompasses cases of sexual abuse and chronic neglect. Pamela also has experience of adoption cases (including international) and abduction work. She frequently represents children in private law cases through their r16.4 Guardians and is instructed regularly by CAFCASS and NYAS.
Pamela’s practice is predominantly representing Guardians and competent children; but she also represents adults who are vulnerable through learning difficulties or age.
She has been instructed as a leading junior and is able to draw on her experience as a Recorder when acting as an advocate, particularly in cases involving concurrent criminal proceedings. Pamela is also known to have an extremely approachable manner with both professional and lay clients alike.
Pamela also has experience of training social workers, foster carers and solicitors; as well as chairing meetings and conferences for organisations such as NAGLRO. Pamela is also a member of two London fostering agencies.
Children (public law)
Children (private law)
Court of Protection
Domestic violence & injunctions
International family law
What the directories say
2019: ‘A formidable advocate who is respected by her peers and the judiciary.’ Legal 500
"She is the epitome of grace, calm, thoroughness and good judgement." "A fantastic advocate, who is great on her feet." Chambers UK
2017: "She makes bold and compelling submissions, which do the case real justice" Legal 500
2016: "A phenomenal advocate, whose client care skills are second to none." Legal 500
Re: R (Children)  CA(Civ Div)
Re: A (Adoption: Removal)  2 FLR 597
Re: X (Emergency Protection Orders)  2 FLR 701
Lambeth v S, C and J  1 FLR 152