Kiran Channa

Kiran Channa

BarristerCall 2016

Kiran became a member of chambers in October 2020 following successful completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of chambers specialisms, with a particular focus on both public and private children and applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

Public Children Law

Kiran is regularly instructed in public law proceedings acting for local authorities, grandparents and parents, in cases involving chronic neglect, substance misuse as well as domestic and physical abuse, acting for clients in case management hearings and final hearings. Most recently, Kiran successfully acted for a grandparent in obtaining a special guardianship order.

Private Children Law

Kiran has represented clients in cases which involve allegations of domestic, sexual and physical abuse and parental alienation. Kiran has experience of acting on behalf of parents and r.16.4 guardians.

Other experience

Prior to pupillage, Kiran worked as a family law senior paralegal at Stewarts, specialising in high net worth financial remedies and private children law. She also spent 3 months volunteering at The Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town, where she specialised in advocating for the equal treatment of women in South Africa. In this role she gained invaluable experience assisting vulnerable women.

During her time on the GDL, Kiran volunteered as a McKenzie Friend at the National Centre for Domestic Violence, assisting victims to obtain occupation and non-molestation orders.

Bar Professional Training Course (City Law School, London)

Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Law, Manchester)

Philosophy BA Hons (The University of Manchester)

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

The Society of Asian Lawyers

Lord Denning Society at Lincoln’s Inn


Lord Denning Major BPTC Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

Continuing Education Fund, Lincoln’s Inn

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 ZA734138.

Data Collection

The vast majority of the information that I hold about you is information we have collected while I work on your case. 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 you consent to the sharing.


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, the need to retain certain documents for the duration of the limitation period for any professional negligence claim, 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 (however, I do not have to grant subject access in respect of personal data if a regulatory exemption applies), you can ask me to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask me to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask me 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 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 or my clerks.

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.