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Chambers has extensive experience in private law children matters with a strong team of specialists in this area providing advice, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.
We are regularly instructed in complex disputes covering the full spectrum of private law applications and in particular, Child Arrangements Orders for Children to ‘live with’ parents and/or ‘spend time with’ parents and other family members.
We accept instructions to represent parents, grandparents, separately represented children and other third parties.
Chambers has particular expertise in the following:
- Allegations of physical and sexual abuse
- Cases with ongoing allegations of domestic abuse
- LGBT co-parenting
- Implacable hostility/Parental alienation
- Intractable contact disputes
- Specific issue orders for matters such as education, religion and medical matters
- Urgent applications for prohibited steps/specific issue orders
Many of our members provide advice and representation in applications with complex international elements. This includes leave to temporarily or permanently remove a child from the jurisdiction (including to non-Hague convention countries) and cases of suspected child abduction and wrongful retention including cases under wardship/inherent jurisdiction.
Where there are issues concerning adult capacity we are able to draw on our members’ expertise in the field of Court of Protection.
Clare Ciborowska succeeds in Appeal of findings made at a private law (children) final hearing - Sep 2018
Clare Ciborowska succeeds in complex fact-finding hearing in a private law case concerning allegations of coercive control - Aug 2018
Martin Downs on Newsnight on the subject of radicalisation - Oct 2015
Eleanor Battie writes on the need for expert evidence in care proceedings for Family Law Week. - Apr 2014
New Magistrate Court Appeals Guide incorporating upcoming rule changes - Mar 2014
Enhancing the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents - Jun 2018
1COR members demonstrate how Arbitration with Children can work at the Mock Arbitration - Jun 2018
1COR welcomes Amanda Minto as a new tenant - Apr 2018
Richard Ager successfully represents a mother accused of parental alienation - Mar 2018
Four members in key case on the independence of Children’s Guardians - Jul 2011