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Re GB (Parental Alienation: Factual Findings) [2024] EWFC 75 (B) (28 March 2024)

Dr. Charlotte Proudman represented the mother in a case where the father accused her of ‘parental alienation’ and false allegations. The judge found the father used ‘parental alienation’ to distress, confuse and frighten her, and he obstructed her relationship with the children. He had raped, gaslit and abused her, persistently video recorded them, which created […]

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 […]

George Symes successfully defends unusual possession claim

In an eventful five-day trial, in which the Claimant’s primary witness – a former barrister and solicitor – was not only found to have knowingly produced numerous statutory declarations which were untrue, but actively invited the Judge to make that finding, George Symes was successful in defending the claim for possession. Although the Defendant was […]

George Symes successfully defends High Court Chancery claim

Baylis & Anor v Haider & Ors [2024] EWHC 187 (Ch) George Symes successfully defended a claim in the High Court Chancery Division after a five-day trial, raising points of non est factum, mistake, unjust enrichment, rectification of the land registry, and regulated activities under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Despite having signed […]

DDJ Announcement

Chambers is delighted to announce that the Lady Chief Justice has appointed Victoria Wilson, one of our co-heads of Chambers, as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit to sit within the Family Jurisdiction.

NMC Proceedings

Julian Norman was instructed by the NMC in respect of fitness to practice proceedings taken by the regulator against a nurse accused of multiple allegations of misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and abusing his position by pressuring a junior colleague into a sexual relationship in which he was controlling. The panel accepted that the […]


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