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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Fax:
Fax 0121 606 1501
DX:
16075 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.no5.com
Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Adreeja Chatterjee

Tel:
Work 0845 241 5258
Email:
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Work Department

Family

Court of Protection

Position

Specialist with over 20 years experience in family law. Specialist areas: care – serious cases of sexual abuse, child death, physical abuse/non-accidental injury and cross-border/international issues; private law children including intractable disputes and representing children, relocation applications and child abduction; wardship and inherent jurisdiction including deprivation of liberty of children/young persons.

Particular expertise in forced marriages and female genital mutilation

Court of Protection Practitioner – health and welfare, deprivation of liberty, forced marriages and property and affairs – regularly instructed by Official Solicitor, Public Guardian, individuals and local authorities

Direct access registered; registered pupil supervisor; advocacy trainer for Midlands Circuit.

Regular speaker at seminars/webinars and guest speaker at Association of Women Judges Annual Conference, November 2018

Notable/reported cases:

B v L [2016] EWFC 67 (20 October 2016)
- Divorce proceedings in which the husband, a devout Muslim, claimed that as he was married pursuant to Sharia law, that is a religious contract, and therefore only Pakistan had the jurisdiction to hear the divorce.

Re A (Adoption: Placement outside Jurisdiction) 2004 EWCA Civ 515, 2004 2 FLR 447
-    the unlawful placement of children abroad for adoption

James-v-Thomas EWCA Civ 1212, 2008 1 FLR 1598 (appearing at first instance)
- a TLATA property dispute between an unmarried couple

Re XCC –v- AA, BB, CC, DD [2012] EWHC 2183 (COP), [2013] 2 FCR 401  (appearing at the fact-finding hearing)
-    forced marriage protection orders and the capacity of a learning disabled adult to consent to marriage

 

Career

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge 1996: BA Hons Law II:1

Board Member/Trustee, Craftspace – a national contemporary crafts organisation and charity

Languages

Fluent Bengali, fluent French.

Member

FLBA, COPPA

Education

Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1996 BA Hons Law, 2:1), Dr Cooper Scholarship 1996.


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Court of Protection

Within: Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers Chambers ‘Very experienced in cases involving capacity issues.’

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Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Adreeja Chatterjee - No5 Barristers Chambers ‘Very well known for handling forced marriage cases.’

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