Kayleigh Long

BarristerCall 2009

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.

In addition to her busy family practice, Kayleigh was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2019 on the South-Eastern Circuit.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 M – Kayleigh 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 H – Kayleigh 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 O – Kayleigh 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.

“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”

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

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

Deputy District Judge (South-Eastern Circuit) – August 2019

Middle Temple



Data Controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is New Court Chambers, Temple, London EC4Y 9BE and my registration number is ZA118934.


Data Collection

All of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.


Lawful Basis for processing your information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations / individuals that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

·      Consent of the data subject
·      Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
·      Compliance with a legal obligation
·      To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
·      Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
·      The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.


Examples of legitimate interests include:

  • Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.


My Lawful Basis is:

·      Your consent
·      To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
·      Compliance with a legal obligation


My Legitimate Interest is:

·      You are a client
·      The processing is necessary for administering justice
·      The processing is necessary in relation to legal proceedings, for obtaining legal advice, or otherwise for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights

I use your information to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • Communicate with you about services, updates and events


I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.


I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:


Client data

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Medical history and current medical health;
  • Criminal convictions;
  • Social work involvement;
  • Ethnic origin;
  • Religious background.


I may share your personal data with:

  • Instructing solicitors;
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training;
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case;
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services;
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter;
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations;
  • Any other party where I ask you and your consent to the sharing.


Transfers to third countries and international organisations

I store my case files on Dropbox which is a cloud hosted environment based in the US.

Dropbox relies upon a variety of legal mechanisms for its international transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States. Dropbox is certified under the EU-US and Swiss US Privacy Shield Programs regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data and its transfer from the EU and Switzerland to the United States.

In addition to the Privacy Shield, Dropbox also provides strong contractual guarantees around the privacy of its services and relies on the EU Model Contract Clauses to cover its international transfers of data.

I am satisfied that such transferred data is fully protected and safeguarded as required by the General Data Protection Regulation.


Retention of data

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it.


My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.


Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at klong@newcourtchambers.com


I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will notify you of these by email. I will also publish the updated Notice on my website profile.



Data Protection Policy available on request.