Dylan Morgan

Dylan Morgan

"Those who instruct him know that nothing has been left to chance and no stone unturned."

Client, 2017

"His detailed forensic approach always pays dividends."

Client, 2017

"I have always found him to be ‘more than a safe pair of hands’ in more complex cases including those that relate to sexual abuse of child and non-accidental injuries."

Client, 2017

Practice Overview

Public Law:

Dylan regularly acts for Local Authorities, parents and children’s guardians in all aspects of public law children cases. Of these clients more than often Dylan acts on behalf of children’s guardians and separately represented children. He has also acted for interveners in both care order and placement order applications – in particular for foster carers who are pursuing placement by way of SGO or Child Arrangement Order in opposition to the Local Authority plans and for interveners in fact finding hearings.

Dylan has particular interest in the more complex and difficult public law cases. Cases such as Factitious Induced Illness cases, Somatisation disorder, NAHI cases, Non-accidental injury cases, sexual abuse allegations (both current and historic) and cases that involve placements out of the jurisdiction. Dylan has attracted in recent years an increasing number of cases involving sensitive management and advice e.g. Cases which affect Local Authority policy and the decisions of senior management or cases where he is asked to represent parties with serious mental health or behavioural problems.

Recent cases include the following:

  • NAI case involving a low level fall leading to a suspected subdural haematoma and retinal haemorrhages with disputed medical evidence and research
  • NAI case involving allegations against parents with mental health problems and learning disability
  • A sexual abuse fact finding hearing involving a familial paedophile ring
  • A fact finding hearing involving allegations of arson
  • Acting for a Local Authority in lengthy care proceedings where the parental family are involved both criminal activity and violence where the case involved particular security and safety measures
  • Historical sexual abuse fact finding involving adult witnesses covering sexual and physical abuse over a period of twenty or more years in the United Kingdom and the USA
  • Historic sexual abuse cases involving very vulnerable adult witnesses and extensive use or special measures
  • NAHI case involving multiple experts and allegations or issues concerning possible genetic causes or contributions
  • Fact finding hearing concerning sexual abuse allegations against a late teens step child which had a complex overlap with both a previous and a current criminal case
  • Fact finding case involving lengthy allegations of over chastisement and multiple (eight plus) parties
  • Care proceedings involving intra familial sexual abuse and incest allegations
  • Care proceedings involving a dispute over care planning between the children’s guardian and the Local Authority in respect of a vulnerable child’s residential education placement
  • Representing a separately represented child in a case involving allegations of sexual abuse where the subject child was both victim and alleged perpetrator toward their younger siblings
  • Care proceedings involving the placement of a child with relatives in North America under an SGO and a separate case involving placement under an adoption order in favour of relatives in Poland