St Pauls Chambers barristers regularly represent parties in child care proceedings. We most frequently represent Parents, Local Authorities, Grandparents, Children and Carers.

Our experienced family lawyers are often instructed to challenge and test all the evidence that arises in such proceedings to ensure that outcomes such as removal and adoption are achieved when absolutely necessary and only ever when in the child’s best interests.

It is the responsibility of local authorities to look out for and protect the welfare of children in need. Authorities work alongside parents to enable children to continue to be brought up at home, by offering the right support services to parents and children.

There are times however, when a Local Authority believes that some children may be safer, or better cared for, living away from their family home. For example, there may be allegations of neglect, sexual abuse or non-accidental injuries (NAI’s) which need exploring further. Sometimes this can be done by voluntary agreement between the Local Authority and the parents. On other occasions the Local Authority may need to go to Court and get a child care order.

“The clerking team is responsive, extremely approachable and knowledgeable”

The Legal 500

Public Law Children Barristers

Richard Barraclough KC

Richard Barraclough KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Bryan Cox KC

Bryan Cox KC

Call: 1979 Silk: 2005

Simon Bickler KC

Simon Bickler KC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2011

Andrew Nixon

Andrew Nixon

Call: 2006

Voldi Welch

Voldi Welch

Call: 2008

Hannah Lynch

Hannah Lynch

Call: 2011

Stephen Flint

Stephen Flint

Call: 2012

Stephen Elphick

Stephen Elphick

Call: 2014

Harry Crowson

Harry Crowson

Call: 2018

Temitayo Dasaolu

Temitayo Dasaolu

Call: 2018

Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
Leeds
LS1 5JF

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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