Children (Public Law)

Julie is instructed in serious public law cases on behalf of local authorities, parents, grandparents, children, interveners and Guardians. In 2021, she was lead Counsel in a 25 day Finding of Fact hearing revolving around FII (Factitious and Induced Illness). She also acts in cases involving allegations of unexplained injury, sexual abuse, and neglect including medical neglect.

Selected Cases

  • A local authority v B [2015]: Representing local authority in a case of infant death and application for placement order for sibling. Complex case involving examination of medical records and post mortem results, with outcome changing expert evidence being obtained from the USA.
  • A local authority v G [2017]: Representing local authority in case of multi-generational sexual, physical and emotional abuse with both historic and current allegations. This was a complex case requiring forensic analysis of multiple sources of evidence and questioning of several family members. Findings made on all threshold issues and care and placement orders made.Specialising in care proceedings, Julie has particular expertise in cases involving complex medical evidence (especially serious head injuries), chronic neglect and sexual abuse cases. Julie has an invaluable inside understanding of how local authority child care departments operate which gives her clients a considerable advantage, whether she is acting for or against a local authority.
  • A local authority v P [2021] Leading counsel for the mother in a case of FII. Successful in defending the mother against allegations of joint enterprise in causing harm to a baby. Significant findings made against the father.
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