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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). Specialises in family law, including care proceedings (particularly cases of serious abuse and/or involving complex medical evidence), adoption, private children disputes and financial remedy cases. Appointed Deputy High Court Judge in January 2016.

Reported decisions include: Re B-P (Children) (Adoption or Fostering) [2018] EWCA Civ 2042 – Court of Appeal. Judge at first instance failed to give any weight to the potential benefits of adoption, Re GP (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1677 – Court of Appeal. 1980 Hague Convention. Article 13b. Grave risk of harm to child if abducting parent returned to home country to face imprisonment for child abduction, Hayatleh v Mofdy [2017] EWCA Civ 70 – Court of Appeal.  Judgment in relation to the validity of a Syrian marriage; displacing the presumption of marriage, Re T-B-N [2016] EWCA Civ 1098, Re AB (A Child)(Deprivation of Liberty) [2015] EWHC 3125, F v. F [2013] EWHC 2683, Re H (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 148, Re L-R [2013] EWCA Civ 1129, Re W-P (Fact-Finding Hearing) [2009] EWCA Civ 216, Re B [2009] EWCA Civ 1243, Re A [2008] 1 FLR 959, Re J (Application for a Shadow Expert) [2008] 1 FLR 1501, Re H (Residence Order: Placement Out of Jurisdiction) [2006] 1 FLR 1140, Oxfordshire CC v S [2004] 1 FLR 426, Re ET (Serious Injuries: Standard of Proof) [2003] 2 FLR 1205, Re M (Adoption: International Adoption Trade) [2003] 1 FLR 1111, Re A (Contact: Separate Representation) [2001] 1 FLR 715, Oxfordshire CC v L (Care or Supervision Order) [1998] 1 FLR 70.

Career

Called 1995 (Inner Temple), Recorder (crime/family) 2009, QC 2014, Deputy High Court Judge s.9(4) 2016.

Education

King’s School, Canterbury; Oriel College, Oxford University.

Leisure

Music and mountaineering.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Nick Goodwin QC

Harcourt Chambers

Is very approachable, calm under pressure and a formidable advocate.

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Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

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Nick Goodwin QC

Harcourt Chambers

A tenacious and meticulous counsel with superb knowledge of children and family law