The Family Team have received 4 rankings for members in the Legal 500 2024. The rankings show that the Team handles a wide range of matters, from contested adoption, allegations of physical and sexual abuse, and deprivation of liberty, to Article 15 Brussels disputes, parental alienation, and the relocation of children.
"Its members represent all the parties involved in children law cases, including applicants and respondents, intervenors, local authorities, guardians and grandparents, children, and those represented by the Official Solicitor or a litigation friend. Kalsoom Maqsood specialises predominantly in public law proceedings, and has appeared at all levels of court up the Court of Appeal. Sarah Kilvington's practice encompasses serious abuse of children, fabricated and induced illness, gender distress in children, and complex sexual abuse."
The family clerks also come highly recommended:
‘The clerks room is one of the best in the North West. Ped McKinstry is a clerk amongst clerks! He aways wants to help and he knows his barristers and who suits what case.’
‘Excellent – Ped McKinstry and the team are brilliant.’
‘Ped McKinstry is brilliant. He is always super helpful and gets back to you immediately.’