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1GC | Family Law


Andrew Bagchi KC specialises in complex cases involving all types of family situations in the Family Court and the Court of Protection. 

He has been described as an approachable and versatile practitioner and has 30 years of experience of dealing in the legal consequences of relationship breakdown: divorce and its financial consequences, disputes relating to children including international issues, disputes as to jurisdiction, child abduction, disputes between unmarried parents about their children in relation to the ownership of property and finance. He has represented a number of fathers who have achieved a reunification with their children following false allegations of abuse. 

Andrew has successfully represented clients both for and against applications to relocate children to other counties. 

He has a broadly based practice in care and adoption proceedings and advises in child abuse and safeguarding investigations. He has also been involved in over 100 reported cases.

He was instructed in a landmark case in the Supreme Court (CN v Poole BC) as to the duties in tort owed by social services to children. 

Andrew undertakes welfare, financial and medical work in the Court of Protection and is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and hospital trusts as well as family members who are caught up within such proceedings. 

He regularly advises and appears in disputes relating to deputyship and powers of attorney and generally in the management of money. 

Notable Cases:

X (A Child) (No 2), Re [2016] EWHC 1668 (Fam) (08 July 2016)

W (Medical Treatment: Anorexia), Re [2016] EWCOP 13 (26 February 2016)

S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 83 (09 February 2016)

H (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1284 (11 December 2015)

RS, Re (Forced Marriage Protection Order) [2015] EWHC 3534 (Fam) (03 December 2015)

F v Cumbria County Council & Anor (No 6) (Publicity) [2015] EWHC 3228 (Fam) (06 November 2015)

Essex County Council v RF & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty and damage) [2015] EWCOP 1 (07 January 2015)

X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty) (Number 2), Re [2014] EWCOP 37 (16 October 2014)

A Local Authority v M & Ors [2014] EWCOP 33 (11 August 2014)

X & Ors (Deprivation of Liberty) [2014] EWCOP 25 (07 August 2014)

JS (A Child) [2014] EWHC B20 (Fam) (11 February 2014)

London Borough of Brent v NB [2017] EWCOP 34 (25 October 2017)

W (A Child : No 4) [2017] EWHC 1760 (Fam) (10 July 2017)

Kirk v Devon County Council & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 260 (12 April 2017)

SW & TW (Children : Human Rights Claim: Procedure) (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

AB v HT & Ors [2018] EWCOP 2


Year of Call: 1989, Middle Temple
Year of Silk: 2015



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DIY Divorce and Separation: The Expert Guide to Representing Yourself (Jordans 2014) Contrib.
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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Bagchi KC1GC | Family Law

1GC | Family Law‘s members are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor, NHS trusts, family members and local authorities in the health and welfare, property and affairs, and care and private law matters. The team also handles the damage claims arising from unlawful deprivation of liberty under the Human Rights Act. Andrew Bagchi KC has expertise in marriage and medical treatment cases. ‘Persuasive advocate’ Malcolm Chisholm, who is ‘able to take the heat out of difficult, and emotionally charged situations’ and Alev Giz, who focuses on issues of capacity, deprivation of liberty, expert evidence and best interests in health and welfare matters are the key juniors in the team.

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Bagchi KC1GC | Family Law ‘Andrew listens and supports his clients with remarkable client care skills. His preparation and cross-examination is second to none. He instills complete confidence in clients and solicitors alike.’