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Stefano Nuvoloni KC

Call: 1994 | Silk: 2017

"Stefano is confident, approachable, hugely intelligent. He is the consummate all-round advocate."

Chambers UK 2023

"We found him to be extremely reassuring, disarmingly calm and highly strategic."

Chambers UK 2023

‘Stefano is a skilled and persuasive advocate who is calm under pressure and known for his meticulous preparation. He is very approachable and excels at putting clients at their ease.’

Legal 500 2023

"Stefano is a robust and compelling advocate and known for his meticulous preparation of cases."

Chambers UK 2023

An ‘exceptional eye for detail’

Legal 500 2023

Stefano Nuvoloni KC is renowned for his client focus, pre-hearing preparation and outstanding trial advocacy. Stefano’s reputation for approachability and sensible client focused advice continues to grow nationwide. He acts in significant and complex cases for local authorities, parents and children.

Stefano’s main area of work is Public Law Child Care encompassing all the most serious cases including the death or serious injury of children, the murder of a parent; sexual, organised and ritualised abuse; Fabricated/Induced Illness (FII); Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking; Radicalisation and Human Rights claims. He appears for all parties in such complex and lengthy public law child care proceedings at all levels, including the Appellate jurisdiction. He has extensive experience in the taking of evidence from children.

Having been part of the ground-breaking team that secured the first CSE injunctions Stefano continues to advise local authorities and police forces nationally on the disruption of Child Sexual Exploitation. He drafted the working Protocol for use by Local Authorities and Police Authorities commended in BCC v SK [2016] EWHC 310.

His work with local authorities also encompasses the broad spectrum of policy review, Human Rights Act claims and Court of Protection work.

Stefano regularly acts in protracted and complicated private law proceedings covering the full range of disputes; residence and contact, relocation and child abduction. In cases of parental alienation Stefano has conducted numerous findings of fact hearings, successfully reinstating Child Arrangement Orders and re-establishing disrupted relationships.

Stefano is often instructed to advise clients in pre-proceedings, the emphasis being on how to create frameworks for agreement and avoid litigation.

Expertise

Family

His public law child care work covers the most serious of physical and fatal injuries, parental murder, exploitation, ritualised and organised abuse and intricate medical evidence, including fabricated and induced illness.

Having been part of the ground-breaking team that secured the first CSE injunctions Stefano continues to advise local authorities and police forces nationally on the disruption of Child Sexual Exploitation. He drafted the working Protocol for use by Local Authorities and Police Authorities commended in BCC v SK [2016] EWHC 310.

Stefano recently secured the innovative use of s28 of Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 hearings within the course of public law children act proceedings.

His most recent appellate work includes the case of Y and E (1996 HAGUE CONVENTION: ARTICLE 11) [2023] EWCA Civ 817.

Child Sexual Exploitation

Having been part of the ground-breaking team that secured the first CSE injunctions Stefano continues to advise local authorities and police forces nationally on the disruption of Child Sexual Exploitation. He drafted the working Protocol for use by Local Authorities and Police Authorities commended in BCC v SK [2016] EWHC 310.

Private Law Children

Stefano acts in highly charged private law proceedings covering the full range of disputes; residence and contact, relocation and child abduction. He is regularly instructed to act for clients in a pre-proceedings advisory role.

In cases of parental alienation Stefano has conducted numerous findings of fact hearings, successfully reinstating Child Arrangement Orders and re-establishing disrupted relationships.

Notable Family Cases


Y and E (1996 HAGUE CONVENTION: ARTICLE 11) [2023] EWCA Civ 817

C (A Child)(Interim Separation) [2019]

M v DCC [2018] EWHC 3734 (Fam)

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

Birmingham City Council v SK [2016] EWHC 310 (Fam)

Birmingham City Council v Sarfraz Riaz and Others [2014] EWHC 4247 (Fam)

Re J (A Child) [2009] EWCA Civ 1210

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council v GC and HC and X and MMC [2008]

EWHC 2555 (Fam)

RE S (A child) [2008] EWCA Civ 1140

Re F (A child) [2008] EWCA Civ 218

Evans v Amicus [2003] EWHC 2161 (Fam)

Re S and Ors; Re W and Ors Sub nom Re W and B [2002] UKHL 10

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"He’s very conscientious with an eye for detail, yet a light touch."


"Stefano is a breeze to work with. His communications skills are excellent. He keeps in regular contact with me and my legal assistant and provides clear, easy to follow advice and guidance."


"Impressive on his feet, as well as excellent in negotiation, offering practical and sensible advice."


"He’s very committed, and is also a pleasant opponent." "He’s well regarded in both public and private child law."


"He has the gravitas to carry a case combined with the people skills to carry the client."


"Very experienced in serious sexual abuse cases involving children."


"He is extraordinarily helpful and collaborative." "Provides excellent client care."


"Readily tackles problematic and complex family cases."


"He is fantastic. He is a go-to guy if you have a huge case. He is used a lot on complicated cases and he is very easy to deal with." "He handles difficult and complex childcare proceedings which sometimes involve QCs on the other side. He has a very good rapport with the client, very supportive and he is very thorough."


  • LLB (Hons) Queen Mary College University of London
  • MA (Medical Law and Ethics) Kings College University of London
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Monica Hussain

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Sophie Wright

Family Clerk and Admin Assistant

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Family Clerk and Admin Assistant

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Paul Sams

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