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Chambers of Martha Cover and Mark Twomey QC

9-11 FULWOOD PLACE, LONDON, WC1V 6HG, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7092 3700
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Fax 020 7092 3777
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Martha Cover

Tel:
Work 020 7092 3700
Email:
Coram Chambers (Chambers of Martha Cover and Mark Twomey QC)

Work Department

Children.

Position

Martha has specialised in children law for the last twenty years, and she usually represents parents and children in the most serious child protection cases. She is frequently instructed in cases of death or serious injury to children where there are concurrent criminal proceedings. Many of these cases involve complex medical evidence relating to traumatic infant brain injury and/or allegations of fabricated or induced illness. Martha also appears in cases where there are allegations of emotional harm to children who are being brought up in unusual belief systems. She appeared in the first reported ‘Miracle Baby’ case on behalf of the putative mother. She also specialises in adoption and the use of wardship. In recent years she has developed a niche practice representing legally competent teenagers who wish to intervene in intractable private law disputes concerning themselves and sometimes their siblings.

In November 2015 Martha was re-elected co-chair of the Association of Lawyers for Children. She has given evidence to the Justice Select Committee on the representation of children in  family proceedings, and to the House of Lords committee on adoption law reform. She regularly speaks and writes on the wider policy issues concerning care proceedings, adoption and the representation of vulnerable children in court.

Career

Called 1979.Head of Chambers since 2010

Member

Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Human Rights Lawyers Association
 Gray’s Inn

Education

University of Western Ontario (BA); London University (LLM).


London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)

Within: Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Martha Cover - Coram ChambersA fierce champion of children’s rights.

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