Madeleine Whelan > Fourteen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fourteen
14 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JP
England

Position

Madeleine specialises in all areas of family law, with a particular focus on private and public child cases. Recently, Madeleine appeared in a multi-day fact-finding in the High Court involving the infection of children with a sexually transmitted disease; she has also appeared in cases involving catastrophic injury to children. Madeleine also enjoys a thriving private child and financial practice, with emphasis on vulnerable clients and those cases involving substance misuse, mental health difficulties and domestic abuse.

Career

Madeleine was called in July 2017, began pupillage in October 2017 and took tenancy in December 2018; she has specialised in family law throughout her career. Madeleine hosts a fortnightly family law podcast which has been nominated for Family Law Commentator of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2021, and throughout 2020 acted as a facilitator on the inaugural Bar Council Leadership Programme which emphasised leadership and equality for the Bar.

Languages

Madeleine spent a year living in Madrid as an undergraduate and thus is highly competent in written and verbal Spanish.

Memberships

FLBA
Association of Lawyers for Children
Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Education

Downing College, University of Cambridge (MA, Law) 2012 – 2016
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Erasmus) 2014 – 2015
BPP University Law School (BPTC) 2016 – 2017