04 April 2019
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of a child’s non-party foster carer in a successful appeal against the making of a final care order.
27 March 2019
Richard Jones appeared on behalf of the child through her Children’s Guardian in this key decision relating to a child’s capacity to instruct a solicitor.
22 March 2019
Janet Bazley QC and Katherine Dunseath, assisted by William Vaudry, represented the respondent wife on a plea by the Queen’s Proctor to set aside decrees of divorce, granted under s.1(2)(d) MCA 1973 (2 years’ separation and consent), despite the parties having only been married for 22 months at the time the petition was issued.
09 August 2018
Francesca Wiley QC and Rachel Gillman appeared on behalf of the Applicant.
09 August 2018
Luke Eaton appeared on behalf of the successful appellant Father in a case that provides important informal guidance where the Court is considering preventing cross-examination of an alleged victim of domestic abuse by an alleged perpetrator who acts in person.
24 July 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Sharon Segal acted on behalf of the mother in this important case concerning the withdrawal of care proceedings and an application for costs where allegations of radicalisation were made.
18 July 2018
Mills v Mills  UKSC 38: judgment of Supreme Court was handed down on 18 July 2018 by Lord Wilson. This was the ex...
18 July 2018
Five members of 1GC|Family Law appeared in the UKSC in the case of Williams v Hackney Council. Judgment in the case was handed down by the UKSC today.
27 June 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Laura Briggs acted for the Appellant, the children’s guardian, and Sam Momtaz QC and Sharon Segal acted on behalf of the Association of Lawyers for Children who were given permission to intervene, in the recent Court of Appeal decision in Re P-S
21 June 2018
Alev Giz appeared in the Court of Appeal for the successful appellant mother where findings of fact were set aside as not being sound for reasons that included the failure to allow a proper challenge to the allegations made by a child witness in the process of her cross-examination.
23 April 2018
Sam Momtaz QC appeared in the case of A Local Authority v X & Ors  EWHC 874 (Fam) ...
12 April 2018
Darren Howe QC appeared for the 2nd Appellant mother in P (A Child) in the Court of Appeal...
15 February 2018
Sam Momtaz QC appeared on behalf of the respondent in M (A Child) in the Court Of Appeal...
26 January 2018
Andrew Bagchi QC, on behalf of M in AB v HT v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham v M v M
22 January 2018
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Eleri Jones appeared for the successful applicant in a new...
20 December 2017
Alison Ball QC appeared on behalf of the appellant father in Re M (Children)  EWCA Civ 2164.
13 December 2017
Claire Heppenstall appeared on behalf of the Respondent in M (A Child)  EWCA Civ 2356.
17 November 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Thomas Wilson appeared in Re H (A Child: Surrogacy Breakdown), a decision of the Court of Appeal in relation to the arrangements for a child following the breakdown of a surrogacy arrangement.
27 October 2017
Andrew Bagchi QC acted for the Fourth Respondent by his Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor.
06 October 2017
Julien Foster, Rachel Gillman and Lucy Sprinz, appeared in the case of The London Borough of Wandsworth v M, A, C, J  EWHC 2435 (Fam) before Hayden J in which judgment was handed down on Friday 6 October.
03 August 2017
Alev Giz represented the father in the serious medical treatment case of Re HK (No 1)  EWHC 1710 (Fam).
10 July 2017
Andrew Bagchi QC acted for the local authority (Brighton and Hove City Council).
25 May 2017
Seven members of chambers acted in this significant Court of Appeal decision as to the procedure to be adopted at an IRH within public law proceedings, and the important role of tandem model.
12 April 2017
Complex and extensive proceedings heard by the President in respect of a contested adoption.
31 March 2017
Sarah Morgan QC and Steven Ashworth acted for the local authority in care proceedings involving allegations of radicalisation, including allegations that the father had travelled to Syria and fought alongside an Islamist terrorist group.
15 March 2017
Sarah Morgan QC and Steven Ashworth acted again for the local authority in this care case involving allegations of radicalisation.
08 March 2017
Andrew Bagchi QC and Sylvester McIlwain acted for the Father (PW).
23 January 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Thomas Wilson appeared on behalf of the applicant in the case of In the Matter of...
17 January 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Marlene Cayoun appeared on behalf of the Respondent in J (A Child) (Finland)(Habitual Residence)  EWCA Civ 80.
01 January 2017
Sarah Morgan QC and Daisy Hughes acted for the first Respondent and Denise Gilling for the 2nd Respondent in Re R (A Child: Care Order)  EWHC 364 (Fam).
30 November 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Gemma Kelly represented the child in an application before the President for recognition of her adoption...
17 November 2016
Charles Geekie QC and Gemma Kelly successfully appealed on behalf of a local authority in the Court of Appeal in...
02 November 2016
Sarah Morgan QC and Sharon Segal (instructed by the local authority’s Legal Services) for the local authority Deirdre...
10 October 2016
Andrew Bagchi QC represented a father of a child who had been the subject of an adoption order in Nepal...
06 October 2016
A radicalisation case and the issue was whether there should be disclosure of information from family proceedings to the Security...
30 September 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC appeared on behalf of the applicant in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation...
30 June 2016
Landmark surrogacy case where Ms Justice Russell granted the surrogate mother the the care of the young child (Z)...
08 June 2016
Declaration of lawfulness of refusal of life-sustaining treatment for child aged 7 with life-limiting illness.
26 May 2016
Application by a Guardian for an order restraining a local authority from disclosing to the parents of a child in...
25 February 2016
Jeni Kavanagh acted as junior counsel in this significant case which considers the link between the Family Law Arbitration Scheme...
14 January 2016
Important Guidance for cases Involving Learning Disabled Parents Deirdre Fottrell QC, Sarah Morgan QC and Lucy Sprinz again...
18 November 2015
Simon Sugar appeared in the Court of Appeal in a professional negligence claim which explored the extent of the duty...
24 September 2015
Deirdre Fottrell QC represented the guardian in the case of Re T (Early Permanence Placement). The President gave ...
17 September 2015
Janet Bazley QC, leading Mark Jarman of 4 Paper Buildings and instructed by Freemans, Solicitors, has obtained a significant judgment from...
11 September 2015
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Lucy Sprinz appeared on behalf of five applicant families in the case of A and Others...
05 August 2015
Jane Crowley QC represented local authority B in the important and topical 'tagging' case, in which the judgement of Sir...
04 August 2015
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Marlene Cayoun represented the Local Authority in the case of L and B (Children: care proceedings) ...
03 August 2015
Notable case in which the Judge criticised the language used in the social worker's report, which was widely...
22 June 2015
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Marlene Cayoun acted on behalf of the Coram Children’s Legal Centre and the Association...
10 June 2015
Marlene Cayoun represented the Wife in the case of Kaur v Randhawa  EWHC 1592 in which Mr Justice Mostyn found that...
10 June 2015
Deirdre Fottrell QC, Andrew Norton QC and Marlene Cayoun acted in the Hague Convention case of A v B  EWHC 1562...
22 May 2015
Deirdre Fottrell QC, Daisy Hughes and Eleri Jones acted for Children and Familes Across Borders (CFAB) in the Supreme Court...
06 May 2015
Alev Giz appeared for the mother and Alison Moore for the child in this critical case, in which judgment has...
22 April 2015
In a ground breaking decision Mr Justice Moor has upheld an order made in the Central Family Court setting aside...