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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.

Family Law

Public Law

Lydia predominately represents parents, children, intervenors and extended family, many of whom are vulnerable parties.  

Private Law

Lydia represents parties in private law disputes, many of which concern serious allegations.

Recent Cases

  • Re J (A Child) [2020] EWFC 60
  • KCC v Ors (2) (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC 93
  • Court of Appeal Re: C (A Child) Procedural Requirements of a Part 25 Application [2015] EWCA Civ 539
  • N v B v Ors [2013] 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.

Publications

  • Conditional Cautions: Are they open to challenge under ECHR? (The Barrister Magazine, Issue 29)

Areas of Expertise

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Education

  • 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

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