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Background

Wendy Frempong

Call: 2001

Wendy Frempong’s practice is mainly focused on family law, but she also undertakes some commercial advisory work.

Expertise

Family

Dual Qualified: UK (Family) and Ghana (Commercial)

Wendy acts for respondents and other interested parties in care proceedings in all courts. She therefore appears before all levels of the judiciary.

Wendy also represent Applicants and Respondents in Child Abductions cases (Cases under the Hague Convention and Non Convention cases).

Wendy deals with a full spectrum of allegations: non accidental injury, sexual abuse, Fabricated induced Illness, general neglect physical and emotional abuse.

International

Wendy represents Applicants and Respondents in Child Abduction Cases (Case under the Hague Convention and Non Hague Convention Cases) and Warship Proceedings.

She also provides advise on enforcement and registration of family law orders made in the UK in Ghana because I am dual qualified.

Public Children

Wendy represent respondents and other interested parties, (including through the official solicitor) in care proceedings.

Allegations / Issues in cases include – non accidental injury, sexual abuse, physical, emotional abuse, neglect – as a result of substance misuse, and or mental health difficulties  and  Fabricated Induced illness.

Wendy also represents clients in proceedings for recovery orders, Secure Orders, Discharge of care and placement orders, and applications for contact with a child in the care of the Local Authority.

She represents Applicants and Respondent in applications Under the Inherent Jurisdiction of the Senior Courts:

Wendy represents Respondents – Deprivation of Liberty Order Applications – for children with complex needs and in cases where there is a dispute between parents and Local Authority about immunisation and a child being medicated.

Private Children

Wendy represents Applicants and Respondents in applications under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989, e.g. Child Arrangement Orders, Specific Issues and Prohibited Steps Order Applications and Removal of children from the Jurisdiction.

She also represents Applicants and Respondents in Special Guardianship Order and Adoption proceedings.

Notable Family Cases


K (Children: Placement Orders) (2020) EWCA (Civ) 1503

Appeal on behalf of mother – Main grounds of appeal was that the court did not properly identify the risk of future harm to the children and that in consequence the welfare decision was flawed.

Decision: Taking all matters in to account, Peter Jackson LJ, giving the leading judgment, concluded that the decision to make care and placement orders for the children could not be sustained on the basis of Judge’s reasoning.

That whilst the findings of fact and decision that the threshold was found to be crossed could not be criticised, the trial Judge, did not sufficiently examine the reality of the risks to these children if placed with their parents and why those risks were so bad that it outweighed a placement with them.

Furthermore, a relevant consideration was the likely availability of a single adoptive placement for all three children for which there was a gap in the evidence


  • Middle Temple
  • Resolution
  • Post Call- Ghana Law School
  • Post Graduate Diploma -City University
  • Bar Vocational Course-Inns of Court school of law

Clerk Team

Geoff Carr

Director of Clerking (London)

geoffc@no5.com

07852 317495

Danny Griffiths

Director of Clerking (Birmingham)

danielg@no5.com

07960 831815

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