Bruce Tregoning is an experienced Family Lawyer. Since joining Chambers in 2009 Bruce has developed a wide ranging practice in the Family Courts including the High Court, throughout Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London.
Prior to his call to the Bar as a Barrister in 2009 he was admitted to the Role of Solicitors in 2002. As a Solicitor Bruce specialised in a wide range of family law issues which included both public and private law cases. He then practiced for 6 years as a Child Protection Lawyer as an Advocate Solicitor for a Local Authority on the South Coast; specialising in both public law children act matters and Adult Mental Health cases.
Bruce also regularly undertakes in house training for professionals in respect of Children Act matters.Children (Public Law)
In public law proceedings Bruce regularly represents all parties including local authorities, parents, grandparents and Children’s Guardians. He has experience of complex proceedings including fact finding hearings concerning non-accidental injuries, allegations of sexual abuse and in cases requiring the determination of habitual residence and jurisdiction, including transfer pursuant to Article 15 Brussels II Revised. Bruce also has a particular interest and has developed a specialism in Secure Accommodation Proceedings.
- Edwards v Boparan (2012).
- Bland & Rathbones Bakeries Ltd v Morris & Ministry of Defence  EWCA Civ 56.
In private law proceedings Bruce regularly represents parents and Guardians in applications for Child Arrangements Orders which often involve a high degree of hostility and which requires particular sensitivity. His cases include those with an aspect of family relocation including outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales.
Bruce also represents all parties in respect of Injunction applications under The Family Law Act 1996 and Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
In respect of Adult Mental Health Bruce often represents Local Authorities in respect of applications for the appointment or displacement of Nearest Relatives.
Bruce has experience in Education Law.
Brighton University awards the 2014 Crown Office Row Family Law prize - Aug 2014