Kristina Brown > 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
FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DR
England

Position

Kristina specialises in Children Act cases, appearing at all levels of the family court including the Court of Appeal. She undertakes  first instance hearings and appeals and regularly appears in the High Court. Kristina has a particular interest in Public Law cases and represents Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and children acting either through their Guardian or who have separate representation by their own solicitor. She has significant experience in care cases including baby death, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, chronic neglect and in representing parents and children with serious psychological difficulties, including a history of self harming and acting for parents with compromised functioning, including where the Official Solicitor is involved.

Kristina’s experience also covers the full range of Private Law applications, with a particular interest in intractable disputes, involving the appointment of Rule 16.4 Guardians. She deals with complex child arrangements applications including cases involving serious domestic abuse, complicated psychological evidence and removal of children from the jurisdiction. Kristina has an established reputation for tactical preparation, forensic analysis of complex medical evidence and excellent client care. She is known for her sensitive, down-to-earth yet robust attitude. Other aspects of Kristina’s practice include presenting lectures and training seminars to solicitors, local authorities and other child protection professionals. Kristina has been appointed a Member of the Development Board of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. She has recently been appointed as an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Winchester.

Notable Cases:

Re CTD (A Child: Rehearing) [2020] EWCA Civ 1316

Re Leicestershire CC v AB & Ors [2018] EWCF 58 (31 August 2018)

Re X (A child) No. 2 [2016] EWFC 55 (11 November 2016)

Re X (A child) [2016] EWFC 54 (8 November 2016)

T (A Child: fact finding) [2014] EWFC B115 (12 September)

W (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 772

M (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 226 (07 March 2014) 

Re D (2011) August 2011

Re K (2011) October 2011

B v T (2011) May 2011

Re: B (A Minor) [2009] 1 FLR 1264; [2009] LS Law Medical 214

Career

Called 1998; Gray’s Inn.

Languages

Spanish.

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association Midland Circuit

Education

LL.B (Hons.) (Dunelm) Trevelyan College, Durham University; Leonard Sainer Legal Education Foundation Award Scholar; Gray’s Inn; Called 1998

Leisure

Travelling, netball, music, play flute in a concert band and animal rescue work.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

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

Kristina BrownNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Kristina is unflappable and a good safe pair of hands with any application.’  

No5 Chambers  is a ‘stellar set renowned for the quality of its advocates’. Stefano Nuvoloni KC has extensive experience in the Court of Protection and an ‘exceptional eye for detail’. ‘Determined and astute advocate’ Kristina Brown has particular interest in public law cases and represents local authorities, parents, extended family members and children throughout the family court. ‘Very bright and astute advocate’ Katie Langdon ’s practice focuses on finance and private children law and has been known to ‘get positive results repeatedly for clients’. Rising star Naomi Dean is described as ‘conscientious, thorough, and well organised’.