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Charles Geekie KC
Charles’ practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both public and private law and international cases. He has great experience in dealing with complex residence cases and those involving relocation. In the public law field he represents local authorities, parents and guardians. He has particular experience in complex care cases involving fatalities, serious injuries and sexual and emotional abuse. Charles has a special interest in the presentation and investigation of expert medical evidence and cases involving a conflict of medical evidence.
R (R, E, J and K by their Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) v Cafcass  EWHC 1774 (Admin)  2 FLR 1206
Re C (Direct Contact: Suspension) [2011) EWCA Civ 521  2 FLR 912
lW v A City Council  1 FLR 1597
Re W (Chlldren) (Abuse: Oral Evidence)  EWCA Civ 57
Re W (Chlldren) (Abuse: Oral Evidence)  UKSC 12,  1 FLR 1485
Re M-W (Care Proceedlngs) (Expert Evidence)  EWCA Civ 12,  2 FLR 46
Re MA (Care Threshold)  EWCA Civ 853,  1 FLR 431
A Local Authority v 5  EWHC 2115 (Fam),  1 FLR 1560
Year of Call: 1985, Inner Temple
Year of Silk: 2006
Family Recorder: 2006
Joint Head of Chambers: 2013-2020
Deputy High Court Judge: 2016 – 2022
Contributor to Family Law.
Specialist contributor to Rayden and Jackson on divorce and family matters.
Contributor to Halsbury’s Laws (children).
Drafted training protocol for expert witnesses; run, jointly with senior consultant psychiatrists, training sessions for expert witnesses; drafted FLBA response to Government consultation on Expert Witnesses.
Review of Non-recent Child Sexual Abuse at Chelsea Football Club (2019)
Member of FLBA
Association of Lawyers for Children
LLB, Bristol University
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1
1GC | Family Law is a set with ‘great strength and consistency of counsel at both senior and junior levels’. Janet Bazley KC is a ‘formidable advocate with impeccable knowledge of the law’ and has extensive expertise in cases involving medical issues. Charles Geekie KC is an ‘excellent advocate’ whose career in silk has covered every aspect of children law and has been in leading cases and reported authorities in public and private law cases. Joint head of chambers Andrew Norton KC is ‘an exceptional leader’ with extensive experience in high-conflict cases. Melissa Elsworth , Lucy Maxwell , and Anna Lavelle are some of the rising stars from the set, while Laura Briggs KC was appointed silk in 2022.