Victoria has been a specialist family practitioner for many years, having previously also practised in criminal law. She has appeared at all levels of tribunal and against both junior and leading counsel. In public law children cases, Victoria has experience of dealing with cases in which there are the most serious allegations of harm to children. In the private law sphere, Victoria will often deal with the children-related aspects of a case on behalf of a client. Her cases often involve an international element.

Victoria represents parents, Guardians and local authorities in all public law proceedings. She has experience dealing with cases where there are allegations of sexual harm, non-accidental injury, and factitious or induced injury. Most recently Victoria represented the Guardian in proceedings where a local authority sought a FGM protection order (X (A Child) (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order : Restrictions on Travel) [2017] EWHC 2898 (Fam) (15 November 2017)). Other cases of interest include London Borough of Camden v Caratt & Ors [2013] EWHC 2336 (Fam).

Victoria deals with all private law proceedings, including all applications under the Children Act 1989. Victoria has particular expertise representing parents in the more complex cases, and those where there are serious allegations, and a crossover into public law proceedings.

Victoria represents both parents and children in these international cases.

Victoria accepts direct access instructions in both private law children and financial cases.

Victoria has been qualified as a mediator since 2011. She mediates in both children and financial cases.

Reputation & Awards

‘She is a safe pair of hands on very complex and challenging cases.’

Legal 500, 2023

‘Victoria is a skilled advocate with an abundance of knowledge of international children’s matters. She has a wonderful manner with clients and is well-prepared and listens to her clients, and effectively delivers arguments.’ – Legal 500, 2024

‘Victoria is an excellent communicator and advocate. Her advice is clear and robust, and she clearly listens to her clients and articulate their cases really well. Her written work is detailed and thorough and provides detailed feedback quickly following hearings. She is a safe pair of hands on very complex and challenging cases.’ – Legal 500, 2023


Dauntsey’s School, Wiltshire
LLB, Warwick University

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