Mandy Short > Fourteen > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Mandy practises in all areas of family law in respect of children. She has extensive experience in private children law disputes and care proceedings. Mandy is also a trained mediator.
Mandy deals with all aspects of private children law, including applications for Child Arrangements Orders and contested relocation applications – both within and outside the jurisdiction. Mandy accepts instructions from all parties to proceedings, including on behalf of children, represented through their Children’s Guardians under rule 16.4.
Mandy has provided advice and representation in cases concerning the recognition of foreign marriages and divorce.
In public law children matters, Mandy represents local authorities, parents, grandparents and guardians. Mandy is regularly instructed in very complex matters, and has considerable experience in cases involving alleged non-accidental injury, complicated medical evidence, fabricated illness, sexual abuse cases, neglect and female genital mutilation. Mandy frequently encounters applications within care proceedings for Special Guardianship Orders.
Mandy has experience in acting in cases with an international element, including applications for international relocation. Mandy receives instructions where the Court is considering international adoption and is instructed in child abduction cases brought under the Hague Convention.
Mandy is extremely adept at identifying the issues in a case from the very start and providing robust representation and advice to clients. She is able to ensure that clients understand not only the legal process, but what is expected of them during that process; she is able to build a good rapport with clients.
BVC, Inns of Court (2002-03); Queen Mother Scholarship; Blackstone Entrance Exhibition; Birkbeck College, University of London (LLB, 1st Class Honours,1998-2002); Goldsmiths’ College, University of London ( PGCE (English & Drama) 1994-95).