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11 STAPLE INN, LONDON, WC1V 7QH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 2556
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 0478
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181 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.dawsoncornwell.com
Dawson Cornwell, Zoë Fleetwood, London, ENGLAND

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Zoë Fleetwood

Tel:
Work 020 7242 2556
Email:
Web:
www.dawsoncornwell.com
Dawson Cornwell

Work Department

Children department

Position

Partner and private and public children law specilaist, often involving complex, novel, and/or international elements; including child abduction, wardship, domestic violence, forced marriage, special guardianship and adoption, inter country adoption, EU regulations and the 1996 convention for cross border placements. She is accustomed to dealing with cases which involve serious aspects, such as non-accidental injury to a child, sexual abuse and trafficking.

Career

Qualified in 2003, partner at Dawson Cornwell since 2015. 

Reported cases: NHS Hospital Trust v GM and others [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam.), S v S (Relocation) [2017] EWHC 2345 (Fam),
Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam), In the matter of F (a child) (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882, JC (Discharge of care order: Legal Aid) [2015] EWFC B39, London Borough of Barnet v M/F [2014] EWFC B152, ML v KW and Anor [2013] EWHC 341 (Fam). Zoe has numerous articles published in Family Law Journal and by Lexis Nexis, is a regular speaker, and was Times Lawyer of the Week in October 2016 for her representation of JS.

Member

Solicitor-Advocate (Law Society Higher Rights), member of the Law Society Children Panel, Committee member of the National Committee of Resolution, Resolution Accredited Specialist in Private Law Children and Adoption and member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.

Education

Liverpool John Moores University LLB (Hons), Birkbeck University (BA) and Manchester Metropolitan University Legal Practice Course.


London: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Zoë Fleetwood - Dawson Cornwell

Within: Family

Dawson Cornwell is a ‘leader in the field of international children’s law offering a bespoke service to clients from all walks of life in many different countries who want the best legal representation and support’. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) has a ‘stellar reputation’ particularly in the field of child abduction. It also has ‘some excellent practitioners in the area of matrimonial finance’. The ‘excellentKate Allen has ‘impeccable judgement’ and Russell Bywater ‘passionately fights his clients’ corner’. Zoë Fleetwood ‘strives hard to achieve the right outcome and to ensure that the client gets the best care’. Charlotte Conner is also ‘very supportive of her clients’. The team has a number of ‘first-class younger lawyers who are also beginning to make their mark’ among them senior associate Colin Rogerson who is an ‘unsung hero both domestically and internationally’ particularly in the area of surrogacy, parentage and assisted reproduction. Jessica Reid has an ‘excellent manner with clients’. The ‘diligentJames Netto has a ‘wide breadth of experience in child abduction’ and Caroline Korah ‘works tirelessly for her clients providing practical and supportive legal advice’.

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