Ms Claire Fox > Chambers of Oba Nsugbe KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe KC
Pump Court Chambers


Claire is a family practitioner with a particular specialism in public law children and complex private law children proceedings in the FPC, County Court and High Court. She represents local authorities, parents, young parents, grandparents, applicants for special guardianship and guardians. Regularly instructed in multi-day final hearings in care proceedings, adoption cases, fact-finding hearings (both public and private) and leave to oppose adoption cases. Has also conducted appeals to the PRFD and the High Court from decisions at final hearings and refusals of part 25 applications to instruct an expert and applications for a stay and permission to appeal. She has also appeared in contact cases with an international element and applications for permission to permanently relocate a child abroad where there was a longstanding contact dispute. Has been instructed in Re W hearings one example being where she represented a local authority in a fact-finding hearing where a 15-year-old child has given evidence via video link regarding extensive physical abuse where findings were made against the alleged perpetrator. Claire is frequently instructed in public law cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury to a child. Also has particular experience in dealing with issues relating to special guardianship orders in private law proceedings, emergency protection orders, secure accommodation orders, private law contact and residence disputes, prohibited steps orders, and proceedings pursuant to the FLA 1996 and the DVCAVA 2004 (non-molestation and occupation orders). She also has a specialist interest in LGBT parenting and surrogacy.


Called 2002, Middle Temple; contributor to Counsel Magazine on equality and diversity rules and equal civil marriage.


Co-chair of BLAGG since 2012; FLBA; member of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Council since 2012.


Thomas Magnus Church of England School; University of Manchester (2002 LLB (Hons) 2.1); Nottingham Trent University (2003 BVC Very Competent).


Travelling, salsa dancing and going to gigs.