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Alan Inglis

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He is the only specialist family counsel to practice in both Scotland and in England and Wales. His unique position means that Alan is frequently instructed to provide advice and representation in areas where English and Scots law are in apparent conflict. His 28 years’ experience spans complex and high profile cases; Alan has appeared in most of the landmark cases in England concerning alternative family structures. An early career as a social worker provided him with a thorough grounding in child protection issues. Subsequently an approved social worker (under the Mental Health Acts), he went on to acquire an in-depth understanding of psychiatric illness and its treatment. He has since conducted numerous proofs/hearings concerning serious allegations of child abuse, including alleged homicide, factitious illness and shaking injuries. He continues to have an interest in local authorities’ duties of care to their service users and is published in this field. His detailed knowledge of adoption applications extends to post placement contact. He has particular experience of child abduction litigation, both under the Hague Convention and between UK jurisdictions, which is augmented by his LLM degree in International Law. He also has considerable experience in cases involving adults with incapacity.


Called to the Bar in 1989 (England and Wales), 2009 (Scotland). Publications of note: ‘Children and same sex parents’, Scots Law Times, 11, March 2015; ‘Hagar’s Baby: Surrogacy Law’ Scots Law Times 2014; ‘GC v Glasgow City Council: New Hope for Child Abuse Victims’, Edinburgh Law Review, January 2010; ‘A Muckle Midden: Brussels II bis and the Family Law Act 1986’, Juridical Review, 285, 2009; ‘Institutional Child Abuse after A v Hoare’, Journal of Personal Injury Law, 2009; ‘Personal Injury Claims for Child Protection Failures’, Scots Law Times, 173, 2009; ‘Bairns and Borders: Problems with Family Law Act 1986’, SCOLAG, September 2009; ‘Domestic Violence and Financial Provision’, Family Law, 181, 2003; Contributing Author to Insight Westlaw Online Legal Encyclopedia.


Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


BA (Essex); MA (Warwick); CQSW (Warwick); Graduate Diploma in Law (Westminster); LLM International Law (Edinburgh).


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