Lorna Meyer QC

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Lorna’s experience includes Children Act and Adoption Proceedings. She has a keen interest in cases with international dimensions with a particular emphasis on International Movement of Children.
Lorna has forged a strong reputation in all areas of children work. Her regular appearances at High Court and Court of Appeal level in private and public law spheres are testament to the energy, detailed preparation and skill she brings to both the advocacy and written elements of each case.
Lorna has the ability to ensure that clients who find themselves in the midst of complex, sensitive and emotionally charged situations feel able to have their cases understood whether they are social work professionals, teenage parents, alleged abusers or children themselves. She has a lengthy history of working with those with reduced capacity and understanding. She has acted for Local Authorities, Cafcass Guardians, parents, the child direct and as an advocate to the Court.
Please click here to read Lorna Meyer QC’s article entitled “When The Dream Turns Sour: The Lesser Known Face of Child Abduction” which discusses child abduction laws in an international context.
“She has a forensic eye for detail and is always one step ahead.”
Legal 500 2019
“Lorna is a reassuring presence in any case, has a good command of her material and a composed style that judges like. A very clever, hugely conscientious lawyer who has a good rapport with both clients and judges.”
Chambers UK 2017
“A silk of the highest calibre, her knowledge is second to none and she builds a very good rapport with clients.”
Legal 500 2016
Notable Cases
Re W (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 1227
RE E (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1773 [2013] Fam Law 399
Re X and Y (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1500 [2013] 1FCR1
Re CA (A Baby) [2012] EWHC 2190 (fam)
Re D (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 684, [2011] 4 All ER 434, [2011] 2FLR 1183
Re S (a child) [2010] EWCA Civ 219
In the Matter of S (A child) [2010] EWCA Civ 325
WCC, TE, SH, S [2010] EWHC B19 (Fam)
Re X, Y and Z (children) [2010] EWHC B12 (Fam)
LAB v KB (ABDUCTION: BRUSSELS II REVISED) [2009] EWHC 2243 (FAM), [2010] 2 FLR 1664
Re MA(Care Threshold) [2009] EWCA Civ 853; [2010] 1FLR 431
BCC –v- AG and Others [2009] EWHC 3720 (fam); [2010] 2FLR 580
Re T (Children: Placement Order) [2008] EWCA 248; [2008] 1FLR 1721
Re AJ (Adoption order or special guardianship order) [2007] EWCA Civ55; [2007]1FLR 507
Re T and J (abduction recognition of foreign judgment) [2006] EWHC 1472 (fam); [2006] 2FLR 1290
Re G (children) [2006] UKHL 43; [2006] 2FLR 629
Re G (Residence: Same sex Partner) [2005] EWCA Civ 462; [2005] 2FLR 957
A County Council –v- A Mother, A Father and XY and Z [2005] EWHC 31 (fam) [2005] 2FLR 129
Press
“Challenging and Defending Local Authority Child Care Decisions”
March 2013
Lorna is co-author of the book.