Call: 2000 (Middle Temple)
Associations: Midlands Circuit, Family Law Bar Association
Education: BA (Hons) Psychology, Communications & Information Systems
Post Graduate Certificate in Law (CPE)

Practice Areas: Education Law – Family Law – Crime

Educational Law

Annabel specialises in Education Law and receives regular instruction from Local Authorities concerning School Attendance Orders and related matters. Annabel can provide advice and assistance on a variety of aspects of Education Law including Special Educational Needs, Admissions, Exclusions and Disability Discrimination.

Family & Child Care Law

Public Law

Annabel represents local authorities, parents & extended family members at all stages of care proceedings. She has also represented non-birth parents in complex, post-adoption care proceedings.

She has experience in representing parents who face challenges in giving instructions by virtue of their medical, mental health, addiction or learning difficulties.

She has experience in proceedings involving the following:

  • Substance misuse
  • Psychiatric illness
  • Learning disability
  • Domestic violence
  • Child death
  • Fabricated illness
  • Children brought into or removed from the country illegally
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child abandonment
  • Vulnerable parties/witnesses

Private Law

Annabel has represented parents, extended family members & non-birth parents in a range of private child care law applications including:

  • Contact (sharing time)disputes
  • Residence (living with) disputes
  • Special guardianship orders
  • 14 applications
  • Enforcement of contact applications
  • Child removal both with UK & abroad
  • Psychiatric & psychological illness
  • Substance misuse
  • Learning disability
  • Specific issues relating to name, schooling & parental responsibility
  • Domestic violence & non-molestation orders
  • Prohibited steps orders eg to prevent removal of children from parent/UK
  • Parties / vulnerable parties acting In Person
  • Vulnerable clients/parties/witnesses

Crime

CPS Prosecutor: Grade 1

Annabel specialises in assisting vulnerable witnesses and defendants including those with mental health issues or learning disabilities. Annabel prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

Annabel is pleased to accept instructions on a direct access basis.