Claire Shrimpton > Chambers of George Coates > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile
Guildford Chambers Offices
STOKE HOUSE, LEAPALE LANE
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Claire is an experienced family law practitioner with proven skills in the day-to-day advocacy, preparation and management of ongoing actions as well as the giving of pre-action advice. A large proportion of the caseload involves interaction with clients in crisis situations.
- Acted in cases on both the private and public law aspects of the Children Act. The range of casework in public proceedings covers serious sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, emotional harm and neglect.
- Acting for Local Authorities, Guardians, parents and grandparents issues of poor parenting skills caused by mental illness or drug/alcohol dependency are tested in contested Care and Adoption proceedings.
- Residence and Contact cases include both marital disputes and also long-running “implacable hostility” cases, together with applications on behalf of members of the extended family for contact.
- Other cases involve the issue of contact to parents living abroad or wishing to reside permanently out of the jurisdiction. I regularly deal with cases of domestic violence, occupation of the matrimonial home, protection from harassment and enforcement of orders obtained in such cases.
Called 1983; Inner Temple.
Family Law Bar Association; Association of Lawyers for Children.
Hatfield Girls’ Grammar School; University of Hull (LLB (Hons)); Inns of Court School of Law, London.
Previously school governor of Ryeish Green School. Social interests include rugby union, Tudor history, gardening and being an animal welfare volunteer.