Viewing: Silk for Lorna Meyer QC

Lorna regularly appears in complex and sensitive cases involving children both in the Public Law and Private Law spheres at County Court and High Court level together with appeals. In addition she has a keen interest in international movement of children and child abduction cases.
Lorna represents parents, alleged perpetrators of injuries, children instructing their own solicitors, CAFCASS Guardians as well as Local Authorities and she has also acted as Advocate to the Court.
The areas of work covered include all aspects of physical, emotional and sexual abuse (including those which are the subject of medical dispute/controversy such as brain injury, sudden death in infancy, FII and cases involving the death of parents).
Similar skills are also engaged for work pursuant to the High Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction involving adult children under a disability and issues concerning the withdrawal of medical treatment from children.
Lorna is co-author of the book “Challenging and Defending Local Authority Child Care Decisions”, which was published in March 2013.
“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
“She is extremely hard-working, has an extensive breadth of knowledge of the law and commands authority. People stop and listen to her. She is a stickler for detail and passionate about her cause. I would have no hesitation in recommending her. Her approach to a case is exciting and inspiring.”
Chambers UK, 2016
“Her paperwork is of high quality, and her skeleton arguments are very persuasive.”
Legal 500, 2015
“Extremely knowledgeable, especially in cases involving medical issues and children.”
Legal 500 2014
“Praised as a leader in the field of family law. She is outstanding. A leading silk in this area.”
Chambers UK 2014
“No5 Chambers has a strong group of family law experts, and Lorna Meyer QC is one of its standouts. She concentrates her practice on public and private law children’s issues, and is regularly instructed in highly complex and extremely sensitive cases concerning physical, emotional and sexual abuse.”
Chambers UK 2013
“Lorna Meyer QC and Michele Friel stand out for their expertise in cases involving children”
Legal 500 2013
“Lorna Meyer QC and Michele Friel are well known for their children work”
Legal 500 2012
“Lorna Meyer QC is pre-eminent at No5. She focuses on children work and is known to be a determined advocate.”
Chambers and Partners 2011
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