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Wing Yan Chan

Barrister - Call 2002

Practice Profile

Wing joined chambers in 2010 and practises in both public and private children law. She has a broad experience representing local authorities, parents, grandparents and children in cases involving issues of neglect, emotional and physical abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, force feeding, factitious illness, mental health difficulties and placement outside the jurisdiction. She regularly appears at all levels of the Family Court.

In private law proceedings, Wing represents clients in a range of s.8 Children Act 1989 matters, including residence, contact, prohibited steps orders and applications to remove the child from the jurisdiction.  She also represents clients in Family Law Act 1996 injunctions and domestic violence matters.

Wing accepts work on a direct access basis through chambers.

Wing produces a high quality of written work, including skeleton arguments on appeal and is often complimented on her speed and efficiency in reporting back to professional clients.

Before pupillage, Wing spent five months as a stagiaire at the European Commission in Brussels. She then worked as a caseworker in an immigration and asylum law firm and practised in both criminal and family law before joining chambers.

Wing regularly assists at the College of Law by judging mooting competitions and students’ bail applications in their practitioner evenings.  She also provides training to professional clients.

Her friendly, understanding but firm approach is much valued by lay and professional clients alike.


LLB (Hons) Lancaster University

LLM London School of Economics

PGDip Inns of Court School of Law

Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Scholar

Lincoln’s Inn Thomas More Bursary Award

Professional Associations

Family Law Bar Association

Bar European Group


Conversational French and conversational Cantonese.


Wing enjoys international travel, cooking, salsa and running.