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Alison Ball QC

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1GC | Family Law (Chambers of Janet Bazley QC and Charles Geekie QC)


Specialises in complex public and private family law proceedings and also appears in the Court of Protection. City and County of Swansea and XZ and YZ and the Press, Media and Ors [2014] EWHC (Fam) 212 (Press injunction re mother's criminal trial); In the Matter of Z (a child) P,D,X,Y,Z [2014] EWHC 2355 (Fam) (case with ‘uniquely difficult logistical and practical’ problems: LIP, non-English speaking imprisoned father: abuse of mother and children: police intervention: fair trial: limitation of PR); Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) [2014] EWHC COP 25; [2014] EWHC COP 37. (Post Cheshire West hearings by President); London Borough of Lambeth, SD, SM, SD, Child A and Child B [2013] EWHC B22 (Fam) (permission to withdraw proceedings: child with ‘unusual’ skull); M (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1147 (order for no direct contact: need for examination of appropriate contact centres); BCC v FZ and AZ and HZ [2012] EWHC 1154 (Fam) (PII and non-disclosure to parents: special advocates); In the Matter of Q (a child) [2011] EWCA Civ 1610 (application to set aside adoption order) Kent CC v A Mother & ors [2011] EWHC 402 (Fam) (care proceedings: disclosure, learning disabllfty); as above [2011] EWHC 1267 (Fam) (costs); Re S (Transfer of Residence) [2010] 1FLR 1785; Re S (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 219; In the Matter of S [2010] EWCA Civ 325; Re TE & ors [2010] EWHC 192 (Fam); A Local Authority v TE & ors [2010] EWHC 82 (Fam); Warwickshire CC v TE & ors EWHC 819 (Fam) (intractable contact); ReT (Wardship: Review of Pollee Protection Decision) No 1) [2010] FLR 1017, No 2 [2010] 1 FLR 1026; ReT (Impact of Pollee Intelligence) [2010] 1 FLR 1048; In the Matter of A Local Authority v C (by litigation friend the Official Solicitor) & ors [2010] EWHC 978 (COP) (deprivation of liberty); In the matter of LB (children) [2010] EWCA Civ 1463 (care proceedings- welfare decisions); A Local Authority v 58 & ors [2010] EWCA 1744 Fam, [2010] 2 FLR 1203 (decision to undergo surgery- care proceedings); D MeG v Neath Port Talbot & ors [2010] EWCA Civ 821 (learning disability); K v L [2010] EWCA Civ 125 (non-financial conduct in ancillary relief proceedings); In re B (a Child) (2009) FC [2009] UKSC 5 (grandparent carer/natural father – residence).


Called 1972, Middle Templer Inn; QC 1995; deputy district judge (Principal Registry of the Family Division) 1993; assistant recorder 1993; recorder 1998; bencher, Middle Temple 2003.


FLBA; BAAF; SE Circuit.


Kings College University of London (1971 LLB); trained mediator.

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Children law (including public and private law)

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

Alison Ball QC - 1GC | Family Law ‘Highly experienced in cases concerning wardship.’

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