Judith Pepper specialises in family law, primarily public law proceedings representing local authorities, parents and guardians, competent children, as well as other family members and intervenors. She is often instructed in complex care proceedings involving non-accidental injury and medical evidence, sexual abuse allegations, serious domestic violence, and placement outside the jurisdiction. She also undertakes cases cases involving vulnerable adults and forced marriage.
Judith also has extensive experience in all areas of private law family work, particularly those involving serious allegations of harm.
Judith approaches all her cases with an attention to detail and a straightforward manner. She undertakes all of her cases with a strong sense of professionalism.
Court of Protection
King’s College London, LLB Hons (1998)
Inns of Court School of Law (1999)
University College London, LLM (Merit) (2002)
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Court of Protection Practitioners Association
Sibling assessments in care proceedings and adoption, Family Law Week, Feb 2020
Forced marriage: is enough being done?  Family Law 1310
When one parent kills another – how should the family court approach this? Family Law Week, October 2019
Misuse of section 20 (case report of Herefordshire Council v AB 2019 EWFC 10),  Family Law 610
Adoption: the current challenges, October 2018, Civitas.
Adoption: the journey to where we are now, May 2018, Civitas
Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection, part 1, 8 April 2018, Family Law Week
Forced Marriage: protective measures for children and young people in the family courts and the court of protection, part 2, 11 April 2018, Family Law Week
Maintaining sibling relationships in care and adoption  Fam Law 1112