Vanessa Long joined Chambers in October 2015 and accepts instructions in family law.Children (Public Law)
Vanessa regularly appears in care proceedings representing local authorities, parents and children at both contested and directions hearings, including emergency hearings, ICOs, CMHs, IRHs and Final Hearings. Vanessa has experience of dealing with allegations of neglect, physical and emotional harm, substance misuse and domestic violence amongst others.
Vanessa is experienced at conducting cross-examination of both expert and lay witnesses, and making applications for further assessment during proceedings.
Vanessa represents both Applicants and Respondents in private law cases at all stages of proceedings, including applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders.
Vanessa has particular experience in cases involving allegations of abuse and domestic violence between partners and against children and is able to advise parents on the procedural steps to be taken in such cases, including advice as to whether separate Fact Finding hearings are appropriate during proceedings.
Vanessa accepts instruction from Applicants and Respondents in relation to applications for both non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
Vanessa’s experience in both private and public children proceedings enables her to effectively advise about the impact of such orders and injunctions on proceedings and advise on the appropriate directions in the circumstances.
1COR’s Family Law Forum begins by looking at the ‘new normal’ for family law practitioners - May 2020
New for 2019: Who is Who in Sussex Family Justice - Apr 2019
Chambers sponsors new website for Sussex Family Justice Board - Apr 2019
1 Crown Office Row Brighton supports the YMCA Christmas Boxes Appeal - Dec 2018
Vanessa Long and David Lewis-Hall Judge OUP Moot at University of Brighton - Nov 2018
Cheer on our team in the Brighton Legal Walk 2018! - Sep 2018
Matthew Heywood leads Vanessa Long in multi handed conspiracy - Aug 2017