Chambers has a highly experienced and respected team of Public Law practitioners. Members provide an excellent standard of advice and advocacy to Local Authorities, Parents, Other Family Members, Prospective Special Guardians and Adopters, Children, Children’s Guardians and the Official Solicitor. Chambers prides itself on its breadth and depth of experience and aims to provide continuity of representation whenever possible.

Our areas of specialisation include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption
  • Care and Supervision Orders
  • Complex Fact Finding Hearings
  • Contact applications involving children in care
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Emergency applications and injunctions
  • Fabricated and Induced Illness
  • Judicial Review
  • Non-Accidental Injury
  • Public interest immunity and disclosure
  • Secure accommodation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Special Guardianship
  • Wardship and the Inherent Jurisdiction

 

We also have particular experience of dealing with vulnerable individuals including those with mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Members of the team regularly present CPD and NPP accredited seminars to clients. If you would like an informal discussion about your case, please speak to one of our clerks who will be happy to assist and advise you who would be the right Barrister for your client.

Public Law Team

Giles Bain

Giles Bain


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Joint Head of Chambers – Call 1993
Christopher Poole

Christopher Poole


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Joint Head of Chambers – Call 1996
Dr Giuseppe Calà

Dr Giuseppe Calà


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Barrister – Call 1971
James Tillyard QC

James Tillyard QC


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Door Tenant - Call 1978
Ann Courtney

Ann Courtney


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Barrister - Call 1987
Leslie Samuels QC

Leslie Samuels QC


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Door Tenant - Call 1989
Stephen Coyle

Stephen Coyle


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Barrister – Call 1998
Dinali Nanayakkara

Dinali Nanayakkara


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Barrister - Call 2000
Sarah McMeechan

Sarah McMeechan


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Barrister – Call 2000
Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw


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Barrister - Call 2001
Tali Michaels

Tali Michaels


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Barrister - Call 2001
Wing Yan Chan

Wing Yan Chan


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Barrister – Call 2002
Stephanie Hine

Stephanie Hine


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Barrister – Call 2003
Anna Hefford

Anna Hefford


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Barrister - Call 2004
Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace


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Barrister - Call 2004
Saiqa Chaudhry

Saiqa Chaudhry


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Barrister – Call 2005
Kyri Lefteri

Kyri Lefteri


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Barrister – Call 2006
Nicola Hall

Nicola Hall


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Barrister – Call 2006
Sally Homer

Sally Homer


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Solicitor – 2006, Barrister – 2012
Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson


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Barrister – Call 2007
Matthew Burman

Matthew Burman


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Barrister – Call 2007
Philippa Jenkins

Philippa Jenkins


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Barrister – Call 2008
Laura Harrington

Laura Harrington


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Barrister – Call 2009
Raisa Saley

Raisa Saley


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Barrister – Call 2008
Julia Feely

Julia Feely


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Barrister – Call 2009
Kayleigh Long

Kayleigh Long


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Barrister – Call 2009
Jemimah Hendrick

Jemimah Hendrick


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Barrister – Call 2009
Sarah Nuttall

Sarah Nuttall


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Barrister - Call 2011
Katherine Couper

Katherine Couper


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Barrister – Call 2012
Sabrina Polak

Sabrina Polak


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Barrister – Call 2012
Kathryn Blair

Kathryn Blair


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Barrister – Call 2012
Amelia Evans

Amelia Evans


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Barrister - Call 2014