Colin Morgan

  • Call: 1989
Colin Morgan

‘An exceptional barrister who takes greats pains to represent his client to be best of his ability.’

Legal 500, 2020

"An expert in public law children cases, acting for local authorities."

Legal 500, 2016

"He has the makings of a future silk."

Legal 500, 2017

"He puts clients at ease and explains everything to them."

Legal 500, 2016

Practice Overview

Colin Morgan is a specialist family barrister whose popularity is founded upon his commanding, yet empathic, approach to his cases. His practice comprises exclusively on Public Law Children and Adult Social Care Court of Protection matters. He he has a particular interest in, and is regularly instructed on, very complex care cases and advises numerous Local Authorities regarding standard practice and interpretation of legislation affecting local government family practice.

Colin is consistently recommended under the regional Family section of the Legal 500, who have quotes ranging from ‘an effective advocate in serious abuse cases’ to ‘Colin Morgan, who handles difficult children work, is approachable and frank, a good litigator and negotiator’ and ‘a brilliant practitioner’.


Cases of interest over the years have included: representing parents in cases involving deliberate medical harm to a baby; representing the Local Authority in cases involving illegal inter-country adoption; representing the Local Authority in cases in which applications have been made for the termination of medical treatment for a terminally ill baby; and cases involving the retention of care of a child by parents who have significant mental health difficulties.