Mr Ian Newport > Chambers of Mike Magee > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mike Magee
Fenners Chambers


Care and adoption (care proceedings): all types of hearing in the Family Court and the High Court. Ian often represents difficult and vulnerable clients and parties from different jurisdictions. Ian has appeared in the High Court in numerous cases of importance and has experience of cases involving serious non-accidental injury (NAI), sexual abuse and child trafficking. Private law: all matters under the Children Act 1989 including cases where there has been a guardian instructed or there are third party intervenors. Ian has been instructed in a number of complex and challenging cases. Ian is an experienced appellate advocate and was reported in Re W (a child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1307. Child abduction, international law and injunctions: Ian’s practice includes international areas of work. His cases include matters under the Hague Convention, Brussels IIR, matters of habitual residence as well as a wide range of injunction work. Finance: Ian undertakes a wide range of finance work including financial order applications (ancillary relief), TOLATA and Schedule 1 Children Act cases.


Year of call: 2000, Gray’s Inn; Mishcon de Reya Solicitors, London (2001-2); King’s Bench Chambers, Bournemouth (2002-6); College Chambers, Southampton (2006-14); Fenners Chambers (2014 to date). Appointed to the Attorney General’s Unified List of Advocates (2006-12) and pupil supervisor. Memberships held: Family Law Bar Association. Publications of note: Family Law – Findings of Fact (Westlaw Insight).


Western Circuit; Family Law Bar Association.


Cwmtawe School, Swansea; Aberystwyth University (1998 LLB); Cardiff University (2000 LLM Medical Law; BVC).


Keen interest in Welsh rugby and football.