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Anarkali Musgrave

Call 2005

About Me

Anarkali has a diverse practice; with a particular focus on cases involving children. She offers strong advocacy skills alongside clear, nuanced advice; and her clients will find her approachable, helpful and straightforward. She has extensive experience representing parents, Guardians, (ex) spouses and Local Authorities.
Having come from a mixed common law background, Anarkali’s practice is now predominately court-based and covers almost all areas of family law. Recent cases have involved:


– NAI fact-finds, risk assessments and disposal hearings;
– Serious and chronic neglect, violence and sex abuse, involving organised crime networks, casual extra-family abusers and local paedophile rings;
– Experts, including those who have faced professional sanctions as a result of her cross examination.
– Appeals and Judicially reviewable matters: findings of fact, judicial approach, exercise of judicial discretion, reliance on experts, and appropriate reliance on the evidence offered. She has recently appealed successfully a CMO.
– Extensive experience of FDRs, FDAs and final hearings on ancillary relief matters.
– Clients who have unstable personalities, personality disorders, schizophrenia, autism, severe learning difficulties, and other mental and physical health difficulties. Clients who give instructions via the Official Solicitor; including both financial and child-related litigation where capacity is present for some parts of the litigation, but is lacking in others;
– Representation of particularly vulnerable children including those cases where children are also parents; Re W hearings etc;
– fact findings including serious sexual abuse allegations, neglect, domestic violence, rapes and threats to kill etc;
– Defended divorces;
– Emergency contested hearings, applications and injunctions in both private and public law;
– Foreign relocation, internal relocation, contact, residence
– Disclosure hearings in camera;
– Abduction of children and mirror-orders involving foreign jurisdictions;
– Cases involving disputes over translators and dialect, foreign cultures and the overseas dissolution of marriage;
– Cases of implacable hostility; and such cases involving change of residence;


Anarkali is able to accept direct access instructions, where considered appropriate.
Family Finance
Court of Protection
City University BVC
Oxford Brookes University CPE
Oxford University Literae Humaniores

Chambers Awards

Chambers UK Bar
Leading Set 2019


The Legal 500
Leading Set 2018


Family Law AwardsShortlisted for 2018 Awards