Joan Connell > Fourteen > London, England > Barrister Profile
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Public law children, private law children and ancillary relief.
Joan is a specialist family law practitioner. She has considerable experience of public law cases and represents local authorities, parents and children’s guardians on a daily basis. She has been involved in a wide variety of cases, including allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, death of a child and assessment of relatives abroad. She has also acted in care cases involving jurisdictional issues and Article 15 and Article 56 of BIIa. In private law proceedings Joan has particular expertise in intransigent contact disputes representing parents and rule 16.4 guardians. Joan regularly lectures at Kings College London on safeguarding, domestic violence and child contact on their International Child Studies masters course.
Notable cases: DS v RS  EWHC 1594.
BA Law; MA Child Studies.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4
Joan Connell –Fourteen ‘Joan is committed to client care of the highest standard. She is approachable and helpful towards her instructing solicitor. She goes above and beyond for her clients. She works tirelessly on cases, always achieving the best possible outcome for clients.’
Fourteen is a ‘boutique set of chambers with some great practitioners’ advising exclusively on family law. Christopher Miller is experienced in handling child injury and international location cases and is admired for his ‘meticulous preparation and keen attention to detail’. Joan Connell has ‘very good knowledge of the law’ and is ‘excellent in tricky cases’.