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Family Law – Children

Public and Private Law

Deprivation of Liberty/Court of Protection

Called to the Bar 1997

Family Law – Children

Public and Private Law

Deprivation of Liberty/Court of Protection


Miss Proctor is well versed in both public and private law proceedings acting both for local authorities, private parties and children’s guardians.  


Miss Proctor regularly appears in the High Court.


Miss Proctor has a down to earth but effective approach to cases and is extremely approachable.  Miss Proctor prides herself on excellent client care and communication and is experienced in representing vulnerable clients.


Miss Proctor has an interest in travel and whilst training has worked as a Judicial Clerk in Florida, and a leading international law firm in Sydney. 



Care proceedings

Having in the past worked directly for local authorities, Miss Proctor has an in depth knowledge of the inner workings of children’s services which not only assists when representing local authorities but also when representing parents and guardians.  


Experienced in complex cases.  Areas include:

  • None-accidental injuries

  • Cases with an international cross-boarder issues

  • Neglect

  • Drug and alcohol

  • Mental health

  • Organised gangs

  • Forced marriage

  • Public interest immunity

  • Local authority designation

  • Interface between criminal and family courts


Subsidiary to care proceedings:

  • Contact applications

  • Challenging local authority assessments

  • Discharge applications

  • Injunction to prevent removal


Private law

Acting for parents, grandparents and 16.4 guardians

  • Child arrangements- contact and live with

  • Specific issue

  • Prohibited steps

  • Non-molestation


DOLS and Secure

  • Deprivation of liberty applications

  • Transition from child to adult deprivations

  • Disputes between local authorities and CCGs

  • Secure applications

  • Welfare secure cases where the young person is facing serious criminal charges


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