1KBW barristers are highly experienced in all forms of public children law proceedings, including care, adoption, and secure accommodation cases, from hearing before magistrates and District Judges in the Family Court to the High Court and appellate courts.

the go-to chambers because of its strength in depth and wide breadth of knowledge

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We have public children law specialists at all levels of seniority (including Queen’s Counsel) with a depth of experience representing parents, children, grandparents, family members, prospective adopters and foster parents. Our members have experiences acting through the Official Solicitor and the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (CAFCASS), as well as acting for third parties accused of serious misconduct towards children subject to the proceedings. 1KBW is also regularly instructed by local authorities. The extremely sensitive nature of the work undertaken by our public children law barristers gives them skills and expertise in all matters relating to public interest immunity, publicity and the restraint of publicity.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of 1KBW’s Public Children Law barristers then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our clerking team who will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

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COVID-19 and the operation of Chambers: important information for our clients and contacts


As part of 1KBW’s continuing commitment to overcome the challenges presented by the present situation 1KBW has fully implemented a stellar video-conferencing and remote hearing facility. We can confirm that it is fully operational both for court and private hearings.


Joining a remote court hearing, conference or private FDR, whether as a lawyer or as a Judge, is very simple: You simply ‘click on a link’. There is no need to subscribe to any software or download any ‘app’. We simply email a link to participants, and with one click each participant can join the video conference or hearing.

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