Jonathan Wilkinson > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers
BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 1DR
England

Position

Jonathan joined Albion in 2016 and specialises in Court of Protection and Child Law. Before he transferred to the Bar in July 2006, Jonathan practised as a solicitor for 18 years and was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel for 12 years. He also had Higher Rights of Audience (Civil).

Jonathan is a specialist children law practitioner. He has an established practice in children law with particular emphasis on public law (care) proceedings. He is also instructed in complex private law, adoption, special guardianship and wardship proceedings. He represents parents, children and local authorities at all levels of court. He is regularly instructed in cases involving non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, physical abuse, the murder of a parent, neglect, emotional abuse, substance misuse, mental health issues, learning difficulties and teenage parents. He has extensive expertise in representing young people separately from their guardian in care proceedings and, in particular, in secure accommodation proceedings. He has worked voluntarily for Law Centres, Citizen Advice Bureau, the Family Rights Group and the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Jonathan undertakes work in the Court of Protection. He covers a broad range of areas under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, with an emphasis on health and welfare issues, as well as cases in the High Court’s jurisdiction in relation to vulnerable adults.

Career

Called 2006; Lincoln’s Inn (Admitted as a solicitor 1988)

Memberships

FLBA, ALC, Lawyers for Liberty

Education

LLB University of Hull