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Chambers of Alex Verdan QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7EX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7427 5200
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 4979
DX:
1035 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.4pb.com

Kate Branigan QC

Tel:
Work 020 7427 5200
Email:
4 Paper Buildings (Chambers of Alex Verdan QC)

Position

Specialist areas of law include adoption, care proceedings, Children Act proceedings, divorce, matrimonial finance, medical treatment (children and patients), and wardship/inherent jurisdiction. For 18 years was based on the Western Circuit practising in all areas of family law, in particular specialising in public law work for local authorities, parents and guardians and private law children work, but also undertaking serious domestic and violent crime for both prosecution and defence. Since her move to 4 Paper Buildings in 2002, she has maintained her practice in all aspects of family law whilst developing a particular interest in children. Continues to represent all parties in public law proceedings, specialising in non-accidental injury (including infant death) cases, neglect and factitious illness behaviour together with cases with considerable foreign, religious and public interest immunity elements. Also has a significant practice in private law proceedings, having undertaken a number of important specific issue cases and applications to remove from the jurisdiction, and continues her ancillary relief practice both in London and on the Western Circuit. Kate has a long-standing relationship with the EC Roberts Centre in Portsmouth providing staff and venues for both short and long-term supported and supervised contact and is a voluntary speaker for the Children’s Society.

Career

Called 1985; took Silk 2006.

Languages

French.

Member

Family Law Bar Association; Western Circuit; Inner Temple; Wessex Family Law Bar Association.

Education

University of Southampton (LLB).


London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)

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

Kate Branigan QC - 4 Paper BuildingsA true pleasure to work with.’

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