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Kayleigh Long

Barrister - Call 2009

Practice Profile

Kayleigh has a specialist family law practice, covering all areas of public children, private children and matrimonial finance. Kayleigh is well regarded for being professional and thorough whilst maintaining her down to earth and approachable style.


Public children

Kayleigh regularly represents Local Authorities, parents, grandparents, and Guardians at all levels of stages of proceedings, including EPO, removal hearings, case management hearings, IRH’s, fact find hearings, final hearings and appeals. Many cases that she deals with involve complex issues, serious allegations and several experts. She has dealt with cases involving sexual abuse, chronic neglect, physical abuse and non-accidental injury. Kayleigh also accepts instructions in public interest immunity cases on behalf of Local Authorities.


Private children

Kayleigh represents parents, and sometimes other relatives, in private law children proceedings. This involves applications for child arrangement orders, specific issues applications, prohibited steps applications, along with internal relocation and leave to remove applications.


Domestic Violence

Kayleigh acts for Applicants and Respondents in non-molestation order and occupation order applications under the Family Law Act 1996.


Matrimonial Finance

Kayleigh is experienced in matrimonial finance cases, and has dealt with cases involving significant assets. She is regularly instructed at FDA, FDR and final hearings to represent husbands, wives and interveners. Kayleigh has dealt with cases involving complex issues such as jurisdictional issues and securing maintenance. She deals with maintenance pending suit and enforcement applications.


Recent Cases

RBG v M – Kayleigh represented a Local Authority in this case through to final hearing where three independent expert witnesses attended for cross examination.

Re MKayleigh represented a Father in a 4 day finding of fact hearing involving serious allegations including attempted drowning.

LRB v J – Kayleigh represented a Father in a 4 day finding of fact in care proceedings, where Father was exonerated of allegations involving serious domestic violence against the mother and child.

Re HKayleigh represented a Mother in complex care proceedings before the High Court where the child was removed from the jurisdiction. The case involved issues around habitual residence, collection and recovery orders.

O v OKayleigh successfully obtained an occupation order for the Wife in a case involving serious domestic violence that had been ongoing for several decades.

I v J – Kayleigh represented a Wife in an application in the High Court for leave to apply for financial relief after an overseas divorce pursuant to Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 involving complex legal argument.


Solicitor Recommendations

“We have found Kayleigh to be plain speaking and highly competent, giving clients a sense of confidence and calm; this is important when they are tackling substantive issues at a difficult emotional time.  Kayleigh always provides prompt and detailed attendance notes following court hearings and helpful suggestions to assist the case moving forward.  Highly recommended!”

“I would not hesitate to specially recommend Ms Kayleigh Long for any family matters as she has a fantastic rapport with clients and is extremely knowledgeable”


Qualifications/Awards

Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent, Leeds BPP (2009)

Law LLB (Hons) 2:1, University of Leeds (2008)


Professional Memberships

Middle Temple