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Alyssa Howard

Barrister - Call 2014

Practice Profile

Alyssa joined New Court at the start of 2017. Alyssa has a considerable amount of experience as a family advocate having undertaken pupillage at 4 Paper Buildings and having been a tenant at No 5 Chambers. Alyssa has also spent a period working as in-house counsel for Shoosmiths LLP and is experienced in both Private Children and Financial Remedies as well as Chambers’ core practice area of Public Law Children work.


BA History of Art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (1st Class Honours), MA History of Art, Cambridge 2010

Graduate Diploma in Law and BPTC (BPP Law School London)


Lincoln’s Inn, Lord Denning Scholarship

Lincoln’s Inn, Hardwicke Scholarship

Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Bateman Scholarship (for top first in the year)


Family Law Bar Association

Association of Women Barristers

Fawcett Society

Reported Cases

P (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1428 – Acting at first instance and thereafter successfully for the Respondent Father in the Court of Appeal in a complex private law children matter involving international elements and an ‘abusive’ mother, with an order for no direct contact being upheld by the Court of Appeal.

S (A Child) [2015] EWFC B212 – Private law children case involving unknown whereabouts of Respondent birth parents. Child Arrangements Order made in client’s favour.

London Borough of Waltham Forest v AD [2014] EWHC 1985 (Fam) case for Local Authority on behalf of the child requesting a reporting restriction in a case where the Father had killed the Mother. Guidance given by Keenan J as to procedure in such applications.