ProfileSamantha was called in 2008 and has specialised in all aspects of family law disputes that involve children. She predominantly practises within care proceedings but she also has considerable experience dealing with complex private law disputes. Many of her cases involve complex fact-finding elements; Samantha has experience of dealing with factual disputes involving non-accidental injuries, physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse, neglect, parental alienation and issues surrounding domestic violence. Her meticulous preparation of cases, outstanding written work and tenacity as an advocate mark her as formidable within the court room. Samantha is confident working at any level of allocation (including cases that are listed in the High Court).
To make an enquiry, we ask that you also write directly to Samantha’s clerks at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that enquiries are managed and responded to as swiftly as possible. Please ensure you provide the following details within your email:
(i) Your full name and the names of all parties involved in the case;
(ii) The date the next hearing is listed (if applicable) or if not what stage you are at with your dispute;
(iii) A summary of the background and the issues in dispute;
(iv) An overview history of the proceedings so far (if applicable)
Samantha usually offers a free initial consultation for the purpose of learning more about your case and offering guidance as to whether the Direct Access Scheme is suitable. If suitable, Samantha will identify what work needs to be completed by her and she will set out in writing her fixed fee quotation. Samantha is always keen to ensure she offers clients good value for her services, where practicable to do so she will often encourage clients to carry out their own preparatory or administrative work in order to keep costs to a minimum. If not suitable for the Direct Access Scheme, recommendations can be given for local solicitors firms that might be able to assist you with your case.
Many Courts are operating remotely at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is still essential that people are able to secure legal advice and representation; Samantha is adept at providing advice and representation remotely through a number of different forums.
Member of the Midland Circuit
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit
T (A Child: Fact Finding)  EWFC B115
NCC v L & Anor  EWHC 4828
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