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Chambers of Nick Goodwin QC
Harcourt Chambers
2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DB
London

Position

Also Oxford (0844 561 7135). Specialist family law barrister, with particular expertise in public law in relation to children/vulnerable adults and finance on divorce/separation. In addition to court work at first instance and appeal level he provides consultancy services to local authorities. Public law: regularly instructed by local authorities, on behalf of respondent parents and children’s guardians. Work in this field includes: numerous factual hearings relating to alleged physical and sexual abuse; human rights act injunction applications in the high court against wrongful removal of children; declaratory and injunctive relief under the inherent jurisdiction in relation to vulnerable adults; judicial review proceedings in respect of leaving care provisions; and ancillary relief. Advises and acts in privately funded ancillary relief and cohabitation disputes at all stages of proceedings. Reported cases: Re H (termination of contact) [2005] EWCA Civ 318 [2005] 2 FLR 408; Re T (abuse: standard of proof) [2004] EWCA Civ 558 [2004] 2 FLR 838; and B County Council v L and others [2002] EWHC 2337 (Fam) (Lawtel); Re W-P (Fact Finding Hearing) [2009] EWCA Civ 216 2 FLR 200.

Career

Called 1997, Middle Temple. Harcourt Chambers 1999.

Memberships

FLBA.

Education

King’s School, Canterbury; Trinity College, Cambridge (1995 MA); Inns of Court School of Law (1997).

Leisure

Choral director, singer and violinist.

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Jonathan Sampson

Harcourt Chambers

A great advocate.