Mehvish Chaudhry > Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC
Harcourt Chambers


Mehvish specialises in children law and regularly represents all parties in both private and public law proceedings. Mehvish has a particular expertise in cases involving an international element and regularly appears in High Court proceedings brought under the Forced Marriage Act, inherent jurisdiction, cases involving international child abduction under The Hague Convention and Brussels IIR, stranded spouses and applications for leave to remove. Reported cases: Re B (a child) [2016] UKSC, F (Child’s Objections) (was Re N on appeal) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022, AT v SS [2015] EWHC 2703 (Fam), Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam), J (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 1627, A (A child: Wardship: Fact Finding: Domestic Violence) [2015] EWHC 1598, Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam), J (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 1627 (Fam), A (A child: Wardship: Fact Finding: Domestic Violence) [2015] EWHC 1598 (Fam), Re M (Republic Of Ireland) (Child’s Objections) (Joinder Of Children As Parties To Appeal)  [2015] EWCA Civ 26, King (A Child), Re [2014] EWHC 2964 (Fam), In re K (A Child) (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre Intervening)[2014] 2 WLR 1304, I (Wardship: Removal From Country of Habitual Residence [2014] EWHC 3163 (Fam), FB v IB [2014] EWHC 759, N v K (No.2) [2014] EWHC 507 (Fam), O v O [2014] 2 WLR 1213, N v K [2013] EWHC 2774 (Fam), FT and NT (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 850 (Fam), ML v KW and Anor [2013] EWHC 341 (Fam), N v A (Abduction from Pakistan) [2013] EWHC 3954 (Fam), MP v MH [2011] EWHC 3467 (Fam). In 2013 Mehvish received the Jordans Family Law ‘Young Barrister of the Year’ award.


Called 2008; Lincoln’s Inn. Hardwicke Scholarship (2007); Sir Thomas More Scholarship (2006). Publications of note: Immigration aspects of stranded spouse cases” International Family Law Summer 2012, “An Introduction to the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act for Immigration Practitioners” Tolley’s Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law summer 2010.


Conversational Urdu.




King’s College London, LLM, 2(1); University College London, LLM, Distinction.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Mehvish ChaudhryHarcourt Chambers ‘Mehvish is a standout star in the world of children law. Her advocacy is top-notch, and her cross-examination skills are beyond outstanding. She quite simply lights the world of children law on fire, her submissions are flawless, and her written documents are clear, thorough and persuasive.’

Harcourt Chambers is an ‘exceptional set with many very experienced and able advocates’. Edward Devereux KC has ‘unparalleled knowledge, intellect, and expertise in children law’ and in F v M represented a mother of a child, who was allegedly sexually abused by the father, in a matter with issues of evidence from a foreign jurisdiction. Damian Garrido KC is praised for his ‘persuasive advocacy’ and is experienced at handling both domestic and international children law cases. Nick Goodwin KC ‘is great with vulnerable clients’, and his work involves both public and private law proceedings, including removals from the jurisdiction, adoption, and placement decisions. Mehvish Chaudhry is regarded as ‘a standout star in the world of children law’ and regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal.