Nigel Nash MBE retired at the end of March 2019 and is much missed at Cafcass and more widely for...
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
- Wrongful retention including Wardship
- Fertility Law, including surrogacy
- LGBT co-parenting
- Implacable hostility/Parental alienation
- Special Guardianship Orders
- 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.
New for 2019: Who is Who in Sussex Family Justice - Apr 2019
Chambers sponsors new website for Sussex Family Justice Board - Apr 2019
Goodman Ray and 1COR presenting seminar on Developments in International Children Law - Mar 2019
1COR speak at the annual Thames Valley Family Lawyer’s Society Seminar - Mar 2019
Children Arbitration: A guide for solicitors - Mar 2019
Delighted to announce that Anita Mehta has been appointed a Deputy District Judge - Mar 2019
Nuffield Observatory publish Insight Piece on Quality Circle - Feb 2019
Julie Stather considers the future of arbitration in family proceedings on Family Law Week - Feb 2019
Summary of Resolution and Law Society Briefing on Practical Recommendations in the Circumstances of No Deal on EU Exit - Jan 2019
Adam Smith and Martin Downs speak at screening of film on Radicalisation - Nov 2016
Chambers is delighted to welcome Delia Minoprio - Dec 2018
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
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