Public Law Children

Public Law Children

Coram is dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for our clients when it matters most.

We have public children law specialists at all levels of seniority (including Queen’s Counsel), with an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. We represent parents, grandparents, intervenors, children, guardians, and Local Authorities in cases ranging from interim care orders to complex fact findings and appeals. Our expert family law barristers are experienced in cases involving alleged breaches of human rights, wardship, inherent jurisdiction, and forced marriage. We are highly skilled at representing vulnerable clients and children.

For more information on our members or to discuss a particular case, please contact our clerking team.

Our approach

Our public children law barristers are highly experienced in public children law and offer a unique blend of robust advocacy, legal acumen, and sensitive representation. Our barristers are approachable and straightforward. We offer a holistic approach to advocacy, offering advice at the earliest stages of a case, giving guidance on experts, representing clients at contested hearings, and advising on appeals.

Our barristers can provide written advice, or advice in direct meetings with clients or representation and advocacy in court, mediation, and early neutral evaluation on all children public law issues.

Areas of expertise

We offer unparalleled expertise and representation. We have the capacity to take on all levels of case, from the most complex legal arguments before the Supreme Court to trials before magistrates.

Our public children law barristers are skilled at guiding clients in complex cases daily, including:

  • Non-accidental injuries
  • Conflicting expert and medical opinions
  • Factitious and induced illness
  • Allegations of sexual abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • FGM
  • Parents and children with complex needs
  • Cases involving the Official Solicitor
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Large sibling groups
  • Placements with family outside of the UK
  • Contact with children in case
  • Adoption
  • Discharge of care orders.

More than 50 of our barristers specialise in child protection cases, ensuring that we can provide the right counsel for each case and meet the needs of individual clients.

Additional services

Coram provides a full and bespoke out of court Dispute Resolution service which utilises the expert skills of our family barristers as mediators, arbitrators and through neutral evaluation (private FDR hearings). The expertise of several of our members is recognised by the most prominent directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Team Members

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Martha Cover

Call 1979
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Kate Hudson

Call 1981
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Meena Gill

Call 1982
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Gill Honeyman

Call 2011
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Neil Bullock

Call 1989
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Joanna Youll

Call 1989
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Neil Fry

Call 1992
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Sima Kothari

Call 1992
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Alison Easton

Call 1994
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Siobhan Kelly

Call 1995
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Judith Pepper

Call 1999
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Yasmeen Jamil

Call 1998
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Sarah Branson

Call 2001
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Helen Harper

Call 2002
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Hala Mustafa

Call 2004
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Anna Walsh

Call 2013
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Rosina Aman

Call 2005
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Amanda Bewley

Call 2005
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Richard Yorke

Call 2006
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Lucinda Wicks

Call 2006
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Kieran Pugh

Call 2006
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Ramanjit Kang

Call 2007
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Jack Harrison

Call 2015
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Julia Queen

Call 2015
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Sam Watts

Call 2018