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Lyons Davidson

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South West: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 2

Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson has ‘one of the best family teams in the area’, according to one client. The department is led by Philippa Morgan , who is a ‘strong advocate with fantastic case preparation’ and ‘very strong in international law’; ‘calm, clear and fair’ Iona Phillips is deputy head. The department comprises two main divisions: Morgan leads the child abduction and international children law team, which provides a 24/7 advice line to anybody affected by child abduction, and Phillips leads Advoca, a specialist child and domestic abuse division dealing with private and public children law proceedings, domestic abuse and forced marriage work. Advoca is ‘well organised, thorough and highly committed to doing the best it can for its clients’, and also provides a 24/7 advice line to victims of forced marriage and domestic abuse. Senior associate Donna Cummins is ‘very strong’, with a ‘consistently excellent legal knowledge’ and ‘a keen sense of humour, which makes her very personable’. Other areas of case work include international children disputes, radicalisation cases, public law proceedings with an international element, and female genital mutilation cases. Charlotte Mason joined in 2017 from Bobbetts Mackan.

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