'Junior with noteworthy experience in public and private law children matters. Very bright and a real fighter. Sympathetic and knowledgeable, tells them what their case is and flags any problems up straight away.’
Chambers and Partners 2017 – ranked as Up and coming
Lydia specialises in all aspects of public law proceedings, with a particular focus on complex care proceedings involving allegations of serious non accidental injury, sexual abuse, fabricated and induced illness and other serious allegations.
Lydia predominately represents parents, children, intervenors and extended family, many of whom are vulnerable parties.
Lydia represents parties in private law disputes, many of which concern serious allegations.
- Re J (A Child)  EWFC 60
- KCC v Ors (2) (Fact Finding)  EWFC 93
- Court of Appeal Re: C (A Child) Procedural Requirements of a Part 25 Application  EWCA Civ 539
- N v B v Ors  EWHC 820 (Fam) Application by the maternal grandmother for adoption orders in respect of two children following the murder of the mother by the father.
- Conditional Cautions: Are they open to challenge under ECHR? (The Barrister Magazine, Issue 29)
Areas of Expertise
- LL.B Law, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2005
- LL.M. Criminal Litigation, Inns of Court School of Law, 2007
Scholarships & Awards
- Benefactors Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple, 2006-2007
- National Police Scholarship 2007 and 2009
Memberships & Committees
- Family Law Bar Association