Children Private Law


Applications in private law can become some of the most heated, emotional and difficult cases the courts handle.

Members of the Private Law team approach instructions with empathy and understanding, whilst also providing robust advice to obtain the best outcomes  possible.

Members of Chambers have expertise in private law matters, including applications for:

  • “Live with” and “spend time with” Child Arrangement Orders;
  • Prohibited Steps Orders;
  • Specific Issue Orders, including in relation to schooling, education, religion and medical treatment; and
  • Non-molestation and Occupation Orders.

Our barristers are regularly instructed in FHDRAs, DRAs, Fact-Finding and Final Hearings and are well versed in dealing with allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation, whether acting for parents or Court-appointed guardians.

Many barristers are regularly instructed in care proceedings and so have a breadth of experience when considering s47 enquiries and outcomes by local authorities in associated private law proceedings.

A number of members are experienced in cases with complex international and jurisdictional issues, including temporary leave to remove.

Children Private Law Barristers

King's Counsel

Tim Parker KC

Call 1995 | Silk 2022

Edward Lamb KC

Call 2006 | Silk 2024

Juniors (15 years +)

Tara Vindis

Call 1996

Tabitha Barran

Call 1998

Marc Tregidgo

Call 2002

Oliver Millington

Call 2003

Alastair Hogarth

Call 2005

Kate Lamont

Call 2007

Laura Bumpus

Call 2008


Sarah Hunwick

Call 2011

John Schmitt

Call 2013

Laura Hibberd

Call 2013

Max Melsa

Call 2015

Thomas Jones

Call 2015

Kyah Mufti

Call 2016

Irene Sriharan

Call 2016

Jake Richards

Call 2017

Theodore Bunce

Call 2017

Lucy Lodewyke

Call 2018

Francesca Kolar

Call 2018

Amelia Katz

Call 2018

Madeleine Miller

Call 2019

Louise Thomson

Call 2019

Thomas Clarke

Call 2022


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