Matthew Brookes-Baker > Chambers of Nick Goodwin QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nick Goodwin QC
Harcourt Chambers


Specialises in complex medical and factual evidence arising from allegations of non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and FII.


Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, in 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 1

Matthew Brookes-BakerHarcourt ChambersMatthew is very conscientious and will go the extra mile for clients. He is able to put parents at ease which is needed in public law cases. Matthew is well prepared and puts his client’s position to the court in a focused manner.

As a set, Harcourt Chambers is home to a number of practitioners well-versed in the intricacies of care cases involving complex medical issues and allegations of serious harm to babies and children. Among the set’s silks John Vater QC and Aidan Vine QC have had recent instructions involving child deaths, complex head injuries, and sensitive cases with challenging medical evidence. Alex Forbes  regularly deals with cases involving parental alienation both in the UK and internationally, while Matthew Brookes-Baker is regularly instructed in cases relating to serious sexual abuse and parents with significant learning disabilities.