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Joanna Youll

Call 1989

About Me

Joanna Youll is a dedicated and highly experienced specialist in family law. She has a considerable background in all aspects of this field with a particular emphasis on public law childcare work.
Joanna is regularly instructed by local authorities and has wide experience representing children and parents. Joanna is frequently involved in complex cases involving children and has particular expertise in all aspects of child protection work. Joanna is often involved with cases where special guardians have a prominent role and she has a lengthy experience in adoption matters.
Human Rights


Post Graduate Diploma in the History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
LLB (University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies)


Professional Memberships

P (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 3 (20 January 2016)
Re T (Wardship: Impact of Police Intelligence) Neutral Citation Number: [2009] EWHC 2440 (Fam). Decision of McFarlane J.
Re S ( a child) (evidence: disclosure) [2008]EWCA Civ. 935 (Joanna was junior counsel to Lucy Theis QC in the first highly complex litigation case where special advocates were used to process and manage evidence via closed and open hearings where disclosure was resisted by the police.)
Re K (A local authority N and others [2005] EWHC 2956 (Fam).

Chambers Awards

Chambers UK Bar
Leading Set 2020

The Legal 500
Leading Set 2020

Family Law Awards
Shortlisted 2019 Awards

family law awards