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Year of Call:  1997

Position:  Deputy Head of the Family Group

Richard Hadley 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

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Richard Hadley - Family

Richard now specialises exclusively in matters relating to children, where he regularly appears in all levels of the Family Division. His case load consists of the most complex and sensitive care proceedings where he represents many local authorities throughout the country in addition to his representation of parents and children. He is particularly skilled at unravelling complicated medical evidence and is highly sought after for lengthy High Court cases by parents, guardians and local authorities alike. He is regularly instructed in high profile cases involving the most serious of injuries, sexual abuse and fabricated or induced illness. He is well known for cases involving issues relating to immigration and the placement of children abroad.
Areas of Practice
Complex care proceedings
Allegations of Physical and sexual abuse
Non- accidental injury and Non- accidental head injury
Fabricated and induced illness
Cases involving the death of a child
Cases involving medical complexity and/or controversy
Lengthy fact-finding hearings
Complex adoption proceedings including those with an international element
Cases involving child abduction (Hague convention and Brussels II Revised)

Wolverhampton City Council v JA & Ors
[2017] EWFC 62

RO v A local authority (1),N (2), TM (3),F (4)
[2014] EWHC 97 (Fam)

A City Council v DC [2013] EWHC 8 (Fam) 
[2013]  1 W.L.R. 3009;
Re X, Y and Z (children)
[2010] EWHC B12 (Fam) [2011 1 FLR 1045
LAB v KB (Abduction: Brussels II Revised)
[2009] EWHC 2243 (Fam) [2010] 2 FLR 1664
Re T (Abuse: Standard of Proof)
[2004] EWCA Civ 558 [2004] 2 FLR 838