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Year of Call:  2003

Clare Coles Family CV

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Senior Practice Manager
Adam Wadley

Practice Group Clerks
Edmund Milburn
Laura Tew
Ethan Mann

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

Tel: +44 (0) 845 210 5555
Fax: +44 (0) 121 606 1501
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Clare Coles - Family

Clare is a family law practitioner who specialises in public law Children Act cases. 

Clare represents Local Authorities, parents, children’s guardians, grandparents and other interveners in care proceedings at all levels.  Clare has particular experience in cases involving the Official Solicitor and is often requested in cases involving particularly vulnerable clients, including those with learning difficulties and mental health issues.  Clare has experience of cases involving serious and long term neglect, non-accidental injury and physical and sexual abuse, as well as those involving children who are beyond parental control.

In private law children proceedings Clare deals with a wide range of issues, acting for parents, grandparents and children.  Clare has experience in cases involving a wide range of complex issues, including domestic and sexual abuse, implacable hostility, removal from the jurisdiction,  specific issues on schooling and religion, and enforcement proceedings.

Clare also acts in applications where parties are seeking injunctive relief under the Family Law Act.

Clare provides written advice in all of these areas and will draft documents as required, including skeleton arguments, position statements, threshold documents (and responses), scott schedules, chronologies, case summaries and written submissions.

Clare has a reputation for excellent client care, giving realistic and practical advice whilst remaining entirely approachable to clients.  Clare is exceptionally thorough in her preparation and is robust in pursuing her clients’ interests.


LLB Hons Nottingham Trent University
BVC Nottingham law school, Very Competent

Clare can accept instructions directly from members of the public.


Association of Lawyers for Children
Midland circuit
Inner Temple