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Senior Practice Manager
Adam Wadley

Practice Group Clerks
Edmund Milburn
Laura Tew
Oliver Spinks

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Kristina Brown Family

Kristina specialises in Children Act cases, appearing at all levels of the family court including the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She undertakes first instance hearings and appeals. 

Kristina has a particular interest in Public Law cases and represents Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and children acting either through their Guardian or who have separate representation by their own solicitor. She has significant experience in care cases involving non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, chronic neglect and in representing parents and children with serious psychological difficulties, including a history of self harming, and in acting for parents with compromised functioning, including where the Official Solicitor is involved.

Kristina's experience covers the full range of private law applications, with a particular interest in intractable disputes, involving the appointment of Rule 16.4 Guardians. She deals with complex residence and contact applications, including cases involving serious domestic violence, complicated psychological evidence and removal of children from the jurisdiction.

Kristina has an established reputation for tactical preparation and excellent client care, being known for her sensitive, down-to-earth yet robust attitude.

Other aspects of Kristina's practice include presenting lectures and training seminars to solicitors, local authorities and other child protection professionals.

Kristina has been appointed a Member of the Development Board of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University and is the Chair of Trustees of the Junior Common Room of Trevelyan College, Durham University.

She has recently been appointed as an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Winchester.

MEMBERSHIPS

Family Law Bar Association
Midland Circuit
Association of Lawyers for Children 

NOTABLE CASES

[2018] EWFC 58

Re X (a child) No. 2 [2016] EWFC 55 (11 November 2016)

Re X (a child) [2016] EWFC 54 (8 November 2016)

T (A Child: fact finding) [2014] EWFC B115 (12 September)

W (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 772

M (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 226 (07 March 2014) 

Re D (2011) August 2011

Re K (2011) October 2011

B v T (2011) May 2011

Re: B (A Minor) [2009] 1 FLR 1264; [2009] LS Law Medical 214

QUALIFICATIONS

LL.B (Hons.) (Dunelm) Trevelyan College, Durham University

Leonard Sainer Legal Education Foundation Award Scholar

MEMBERSHIPS

Family Law Bar Association
Midland Circuit

RECOMMENDATIONS

An established practitioner in both public and private children law who focuses on serious cases of child abuse involving complex medical and factual evidence. She acts for parents and children as well as local authorities. Strengths: "Smart, insightful and someone with a phenomenal work rate, she has the makings of a future silk." "She can take a case that is drifting and pin it down."
Chambers UK (2017)

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An intelligent, insightful and industrious children law barrister.
Legal 500 (2016)