Archive: March 2024

DG v KB & Anor (Re EMP (A Child)) [2024] EWFC 12 (B) 

This was one of the first transparency order cases in private law children proceedings in Carlisle Family Court.  First, the trial judge made a final order for child contact between the father and the child despite the mother’s allegations of rape and abuse. The father and Cafcass children’s guardian had alleged parental alienation against the […]

Griffiths v Kniveton & Anor [2024] EWHC 199 (Fam)

Dr Charlotte Proudman represented Kate Kniveton MP at a final welfare hearing in which the court refused to order direct child contact between the father and child, the court ordered a s.91(14) order for three years, restricted the father’s exercise of parental responsibility and changed the child’s surname to include the mother’s surname.  Louise Tickle […]

Re TKJ (Abduction: Hague Convention (Italy)) [2024] EWHC 198 (Fam)

The father applied for the summary return of the child to Italy. Dr Charlotte Proudman successfully represented the mother who made out her Article 13(b) harm defence, thus the father’s application for return was dismissed. The court made findings that the mother was the victim of domestic abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour, and the […]

Tortoise Media Ltd v A Local Authority & Ors (Rev1) [2024] EWFC 50 (08 March 2024)

Tortoise media applied to report on care proceedings, in which the parents are under investigation arising out of a suspected ‘illegal abortion’ under the 1861 Act. Dr Charlotte Proudman represented the mother whose children were removed from her care and initially placed into foster care. The mother supported the media’s application to report on the […]

Women and Diversity in Law Awards – 2024

Goldsmith Chambers is delighted to announce that Anthony Metzer KC won the award for Mentor of the Year and Dr Charlotte Proudman was Highly Commended (as runner-up) in the Woman of the Year category and was also shortlisted for Advocate of the Year, at the Women and Diversity in Law awards 2024; this follows on […]


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