Ms Alison Easton > Chambers of Mark Twomey KC and Alison Easton > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Twomey KC and Alison Easton
Coram Chambers
9-11 FULWOOD PLACE
LONDON
WC1V 6HG
England

Work Department

Adult and social care, children, international and family finance.

Position

Alison is a highly experienced and dedicated family practitioner who specialises in the law relating to children. Within public law proceedings she is regularly instructed by the Local Authority but also has extensive experience of representing parents and children. She has particular expertise in cases which involve medically complex facts, non-accidental injury and death, factitious illness by proxy and serious sexual abuse. She has a specific interest in the factually challenging cases of emotional abuse and chronic neglect which always have the potential to bring significant and enduring impairment to children. Alison has regularly represented parents who present with mental health problems and/or addiction difficulties and believes that, as with all parents, client care coupled with robust advocacy is critically important during one of the most distressing episodes of their life.

 

Career

Called 1994. Alison has considerable experience in representing children in complex private law cases and has regularly appeared on behalf of NYAS/CAFCASS. Many of her cases include serious allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Alison has appeared in a number of relocation cases, both domestic and international and cases which have an international element in them.

Alison regularly appears within the Court of Protection and has represented all parties within this jurisdiction. She has appeared in cases which have involved complex factual and legal issues and which have required a careful and forensic evaluation of those issues to ensure the core principles at the centre of The Mental Capacity Act 2005 have been preserved.

Alison has extensive experience within the field of family finance. She has regularly appeared in cases which involve high net worth clients and at all levels of court.

Alison has presented lectures and seminars to in-house legal teams as well as at the Local Government Conference.

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Inner Temple

Education

Birmingham University (LLB Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Alison EastonCoram Chambers

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Alison Easton – Coram Chambers ‘Alison is forensically outstanding. She always maintains a highly professional manner, focusing solely on the evidence and where it leads. She is highly skilled advocate who takes control of a case and guides the judge, taking them to where they need to be in both cross-examination and in written and oral submissions. She is a first class leader in whom professional and lay clients can have supreme confidence.’