“A Well-regarded children practitioner who is known for her expertise in public law care work. Her practice consists of cases involving sensitive issues relating to sexual abuse. She is particularly at home dealing with cases involving complex genetic disorders. Cook represents local authorities, children and parents.”
"A deadly cross-examiner, who doesn't hold her punches and masters detailed forensic evidence to the degree that she's able to convey it to the court as being simple and straightforward." "She's thorough, she's authoritative and she has both elegance and gravity."
Chambers and Partners 2020
“Tina Cook has an extraordinarily forensic mind and is able to absorb a large volume of complex medical literature”
Legal 500 2020
Tina is a family law specialist and has practised in family law throughout her professional career.
Her practice spans all areas of family law with a particular emphasis on children work. She often acts in complex, multi-party and high conflict intractable private law disputes.
Tina’s private law practice involves working for both applicants and respondents.
In her public law children work she acts for parents, children, local authorities and extended family.
Tina has experience of handling cases involving suspected non-accidental and fatal injury and FGM/C, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic abuse, where there are parental mental health, learning disability or capacity issues, concerns around substance abuse and addiction, and involving children with special educational needs and disabilities / complex medical needs. Her experience covers applications such as inherent jurisdiction cases concerning proposed medical treatment of minors
Tina’s practice includes matters with international aspects, including abduction, leave to remove and cross border families. She is also experienced in dealing with in post-care applications such as applications for discharge of care or placement orders, leave to oppose adoption orders and contested adoptions. Tina has also worked for parents and Local Authorities in radicalization cases (where parents are accused of supporting ISIS or wishing to take their children to Syria), and more recently where Local Authorities allege that it is the views and ideology of parents that leads to harm of their children.
In addition, Tina is experienced in cases involving Human Rights Act claims or issues relating to reporting restriction orders or publicity. Her practice also encompasses the range of injunctive work, including Pt IV Family Law Act and forced marriage.
Tina is instructed at first instance in the Family Court, the Court of Protection, and the High Court; she has also appeared in the Court of Appeal.
Tina is married with three children. When time permits, she enjoys entertaining cooking, watching sport and going to the cinema and theatre.
Tina has recently been instructed in a number of cases involving the new Practice Direction 12J, private law domestic violence in private contact and Child Arrangement orders.
In addition, she has a large number of ongoing Ehlers-Danlos/genetic disorder and vitamin deficiency cases.
She also has current radicalisation cases for both parents, children and Local Authorities.
6.00pm, Tuesday 2nd July19th June 2019 Read more
Tina Cook QC and Gemma Taylor QC were instructed in the recently reported decision of Lancashire County Council v TP & Ors (Permission to Withdraw Care Proceedings)  EWFC 30 (09 May 2019)13th May 2019 Read more
Legal 500 UK Awards6th December 2018 Read more
Chambers are thrilled to have 17 individual recommendations/rankings in the new Chambers & Partners 2019.8th November 2018 Read more
Tina Cook QC for the respondent father has successfully sought the dismissal of an appeal in the above case.15th October 2018 Read more
Tina Cook QC will be speaking at the Public Children Law Conference on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at The Caledonian Club. Tina Cook QC will be speaking on Fact finding hearings.26th September 2018 Read more
Tina Cook QC and Katie Phillips will be presenting a talk this evening on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Fact or Fiction?16th May 2018 Read more
42 Bedford Row are pleased to announce that today we are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Our walkers so far are: Tina Cook QC, Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards, Andrew Pote, Aysha Ahmad, Sian22nd May 2017 Read more
Tina Cook QC, Damian Woodward-Carlton and Fareha Choudhury appeared in this re-hearing of a fact finding. A mother found to have inflicted near-fatal injuries to the spine and skull of her infant son, successfully applied to re-hear the findings of fact. Newly-obtained medical evidence of the child’s spinal osteopenia led the Court to replace its12th January 2017 Read more
We are delighted to announce that Tina Cook QC and Richard Furniss have been appointed Joint Heads of Chambers as of 29 February 2016. We would like to record our thanks to Frank Feehan QC for his many years of support as Head of Chambers as he steps down to focus on is practice within Chambers.15th March 2016 Read more
Chambers has established the 42 Bedford Row Disability Law Essay Prize in partnership with the University of Oxford. It is the first ever academic writing award to be established at the Oxford Faculty of Law which focuses on legal issues affecting persons with a disability. Chambers hopes that this award will continue on an annual basis.17th February 2016 Read more
A Paedophile case in which Tina Cook QC appeared both in the Court of Appeal and later in the High Court on a jurisdiction matter has culminated in successful prosecutions of the Mother in the Norwich Crown Court.29th July 2015 Read more
Zimran Samuel acted in care proceedings arising from alleged non accidental injuries to an infant with with a bone disorder.20th July 2015 Read more
Tina Cook QC gives her views on Rehna Azim's work and the need for more discussion and transparency in the family justice system. “Never Had You” was one of several films by Rehna Azim screened on 17 October 2014 at the Courthouse hotel.28th March 2014 Read more