Michele Friel > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR


Michele is a children law specialist with an extensive background in public law and private law children work. Her practice is representing parents, grandparents, children and all other family members in cases involving child arrangements orders including high conflict and intractable disputes, applications to remove children from the jurisdiction, applications to relocate children within the jurisdiction, specific issues relating to education, medical and religion, issues of mental health, fact-finding hearings and domestic abuse within families. Michele has an extensive background of representing local authorities, parents and children in public law cases involving serious injuries to children, complex medical issues and adoption.


Called to the Bar 1991.



Midland Circuit; West Midlands Family Bar Association; Family Bar Association; Association of Lawyers for Children.


LLB (Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 1

Michele Friel – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Michele is always well prepared and accessible to the client. She is concise with her advice and a strong advocate. She is well-respected by the judiciary and is a force to be reckoned with in any court hearing.’