Family

Pallant Chambers’ Children Team

Almost since its inception, Chambers has had a team dedicated to family law. As part of a leading set on the South Coast, described by the 2011 Legal 500 as a “first tier firm”, the Children Team prides itself on being able to offer an experienced, proactive, efficient and approachable service. Over the years members of Chambers have been involved in some of the leading decisions in Child Law and many consistently appear in the Legal 500.

Public law
Individual members are regularly instructed by Local Authorities, Guardians and parents to assist with complex care proceedings. Chambers provides advice and assistance to those involved in Child Protection, from the initial concerns until conclusion. Chambers is highly regarded for its consistently strong team and the ability of all members to provide empathic advice and support to parents and family members involved in often protracted proceedings. Chambers provides expertise in cases involving NAI, NAHI, fabricated and induced illness, child sex abuse and adoption.

Private Law
Chambers’ Children Team also deals with private law disputes, including applications to remove from the jurisdiction, contact and residence disputes requiring Finding of Fact hearings, Specific Issue Orders relating to medical treatment and education and emergency applications. In recognition of the high emotional and financial costs of family conflict, Team members are equally skilled in negotiating realistic settlements at all stages in the proceedings. Chambers is also able to offer a full mediation service.

Cases

August 2015
Re J (A Child) (Withholding Medical Treatment) - High Court
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June 2015
Re A (A Child) (Implacable Hostility) - High Court
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December 2014
Re B (Children) - Court of Appeal
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December 2014
Re XP (A Child) - High Court
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October 2014
Re M-H (A Child) - Court of Appeal
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