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  • Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association


  • BA (Hons) PPE, University of York

Shelly Glaister-Young

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Shelly Glaister-Young

Reported Cases

  • KCC v M and O (children, criticism of local authority) [2017] EWFC B12 (26 January 2017) - Representing the child’s aunt in the second stage of the final hearing and on the issue of whether the case should be reported in the public interest. The case was widely commented on and the social worker criticised for comments made relating to the Christening of the child and other matters, which she denied until covert voice recordings were produced during her evidence. The Judge considered the apology of the local authority inadequate and supported internal enquiry. The child was placed with their aunt under Special Guardianship Order.
  • Re K (children) (contact order: posed risk by father) [2013] All ER (D) 214 (Oct) - Representing the mother. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the trial Judge, providing for the father to have supervised contact twice a year and to be prohibited from making further applications in relation to child arrangements for the remainder of the children's minorities.


Shelly’s commitment to medical research ethics occasioned her 15 years’ service as a lay member of various Research Ethics Service committees, culminating in her 5-year appointment as Vice Chair (later Acting Chair) for the London Harrow Committee. 

Occasionally, she likes to walk ridiculous distances for money (Trailwalker in 2011, Thames Path Challenge in 2013 and Canterbury Trek in 2017) and every year she will pester you to sponsor, donate or join her on the night shift at the Women’s Centre for ‘Crisis at Christmas’. In her spare time, you'll find her baking, dancing, drumming, lifting heavy things, taking photos and eating!

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