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Anarkali Musgrave



Anarkali typically represents parents and children in complex and sensitive private law disputes. She specialises in cases where allegations of parental alienation have been made. Anarkali is noted for her poise, the rigour of her arguments and the strategic approach she brings to the issues in the case. 

Anarkali is a qualified children’s arbitrator and also accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.


Anarkali is a popular, persuasive advocate who is regularly praised by judges at all levels for strong, on-point and sophisticated arguments. 

Anarkali is a specialist in private law proceedings involving parental alienation. She has extensive experience of some of the most serious, intractable and complex cases where children are separately represented, and changes of residence are being sought. Her expertise in and knowledge of this area is almost unparalleled; and the scope of her experience means that she is in a unique position to advise and represent parties on the best approach to their case. Anarkali is particularly valued for a tactical and strategic approach to high conflict and intractable cases.  

The quality of her intellectual analysis means that Anarkali is regularly instructed on appeals. One of her particular strengths is identifying the point on which a case will ‘turn’ where there are otherwise strong, competing and confusing arguments. Anarkali has experience of intra-jurisdictional and high-profile client work, where issues require particularly nuanced and sensitive handling.  

One of Anarkali’s strengths is her ability to work with clients from all backgrounds and cultures. She is known for superb client care, providing realistic advice whilst also guiding them carefully through the case. 

Practice Areas

Public Law Children

Private Law Children,

International Family Law

Court of Protection

Education and Professional Memberships

City University BVC 

Oxford Brookes University CPE 

Oxford University Literae Humaniores 




Re X and others (children) (agreed transfer of residence) F v M and others [2021] EWFC 18 

Re C-D (a child) [2020] EWCA Civ 501 

Re H (parental alienation) [2019] EWHC 2723 

Re L (A Child) [2019] EWHC 867 (Fam)