Anne was a Solicitor from 1994 until being called to the Bar in 2022, when she joined St Mary’s Chambers. As a Solicitor in private practice Anne specialised in all types of cases which involve children and maintained accreditation in Children Law with the Law Society (formerly known as membership of the Law Society Children Panel) from 1999 until she became a barrister.
Anne specialises in representing parents, children and family members at all stages of public law cases involving children. She has significant experience in cases involving a range of complex issues including neglect, mental health, learning/intellectual issues, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, substance misuse, FDIA and cases involving an international element. She has expertise in connection with applications for care, supervision, placement and adoption orders.
Anne has also represented parties in connection with applications for secure accommodation and deprivation of liberty orders.
Anne has represented children, parents and other family members before the Family Court throughout her career. She has represented parties in private law matters during fact -finding and final hearings in cases involving issues such as parental alienation, domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour. In complex matters she has often represented the subject child or children, when they have been made parties to the case, taking instructions from the Cafcass Guardian or the child or children themselves when appropriate.
Anne regularly represents clients in proceedings where there are issues of domestic abuse and domestic violence, including applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.
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