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Areas of Expertise

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Professional memberships

  • Inner Temple
  • FLBA
  • Howard League Reform


  • LLB (Hons) University of London
  • BVC (Very competent) from The Inns of Court School of Law, City University
Celeste Irvine - 42 Bedford Row


Celeste practices in all areas of Family and Public Law.

Selected cases

  • R (TV) v Newham [2011] – statutory duty and costs due R v Bamu & Bikubi [2012] – the “witch hunt” trial. Murder trial involving the murder of a witch. Instructed to represent the Local authority and successfully obtained reporting restriction orders
  • LA and “KB” [2012] – successfully obtained an agreed amendment to a reporting restriction order granted
  • R (I) v Newham [2013] – successfully defended a LA where NASS should have been providing accommodation
  • R (P) v London Borough of Newham [2013] – successfully defended a school against false allegations of bias
  • LA v ML & Ors [2013] EWHC 2062 (Fam) – care proceedings involving a fact finding in respect of allegations of NAI and consideration transfer of proceedings to Slovakia
  • Re T [2014] EWHC 798 (Fam) – care proceedings involving abducted child and consideration of transfer

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