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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

Work 0844 3351 551
Fax 0191 261 0043
Newcastle upon Tyne, York

Carly Henley

Work 0844 335 1551
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)


Carly is a specialist Family practitioner who undertakes all areas of family work including Private Law Children Act work, Ancillary Relief and Domestic Violence work although the majority of her practice centres on Public Law Children Act work. Carly undertakes complex cases involving all forms of child abuse including serious non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and FII along with cases involving child abduction. early receives a broad range of instructions, acting for parents and family members, on behalf of children and Guardians and acts regularly for a number of local authorities. early has also been instructed on behalf of the General Medical Council and Cafcass Legal. Carly has undertaken cases involving fatal and near fatal injuries to children, and has a particular interest in those cases involving complex medical evidence. She regularly appears in cases which require her to call and/or cross-examine medical witnesses and experts, including pathologists, paediatricians and radiologists. Carly undertakes work in the Court of Protection on behalf of local authorities, primary care trusts, family members and patients through the Official Solicitor and accepts instructions to advise on related mental health issues, including Deprivation of Liberty. Carly has recently appeared as Junior Counsel, led by Janet Bazley QC, for the appellant in the Court of Appeal before Sir James Munby, McFarlane LJ and Treacy U. This was an appeal against a decision to allow expert reports in a fact finding case concerning bruising to a child with a very rare genetic condition.


Called 2003; Lincolns Inn.


Family Law Bar Association; North Eastern Circuit; Denning Society, Lincoln’s Inn; The Medico-Legal Society.


The University of Liverpool (LLB Law 2(1)); Nottingham Law School (BVC Very Competent).

Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Carly Henley - Dere Street BarristersHer practice includes cases of child abduction.

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