Our children law barristers are recognised for their outstanding level of expertise. Garden Court Chambers is ranked as a leading set of chambers for children law in the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide.
We are deeply committed to social justice and human rights, which lies at the heart of all children law cases.
As the largest chambers in London, we offer an unrivalled breadth of inter-disciplinary expertise. We are routinely instructed in cases that crossover between family law and other areas of law.
We have easy access to the knowledge of highly ranked colleagues specialising in immigration, housing, welfare benefits, mental health, community care, Court of Protection and crime. Consequently, we can provide a comprehensive umbrella service for the most complex cases, as well as cases in the lower courts, where the outcome for clients is equally significant.
public children law
Garden Court is best known for public law children work. We act for children, parents and local authorities. Our work covers care proceedings, adoption proceedings, secure accommodation, and the welfare of children following the end of a relationship, where the local authority is involved.
Our barristers have acted in highly sensitive cases involving radicalisation, inter familial sexual abuse, non-accidental injury to infants, Female Genital Mutilation and highly sensitive cases where parents have been wrongly accused of harming their child. We also take instructions via Cafcass, the Official Solicitor or NYAS. Members of our team are experienced in representing vulnerable parties and work hard to ensure that their voices are heard.
private children law
We provide specialist advice and representation in the most complex disputes regarding child custody and child arrangements, acting for parents, children, grandparents and other family members.
Our barristers are often instructed in complicated fact finding hearings and have particular expertise where there have been allegations of abuse. Our team combines strategic intelligence with empathy in our work with vulnerable parties and those who have mental health difficulties. We have significant experience in cases involving child abduction, radicalisation, trans rights, forced marriage, surrogacy, Female Genital Mutilation and international family law.