Mr Damian Woodward-Carlton > 42 Bedford Row > London, London > Lawyer Profile

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row

Work Department

Family Team


Damian is a family practitioner, appearing in the Family Court (High Court, County Court and Appellate Courts) in London and the South East. He regularly appears in complex cases involving a range of public law matters.


Damian has expertise in cases with medical, expert and scientific evidence; cases involving allegations of factitious and induced illness; the perpetration of non-accidental injuries; cases raising allegations of radicalisation to extremist thought and terrorism, and sexual abuse.

His clients include those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and vulnerable witnesses along with a range of professional witnesses including local authorities and guardians.

Damian has written and lectured on radicalisation cases in the family courts and on the changing face of adoption policy and practice and participated in research into the ethics of social work practice in relation to adoption.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Damian Woodward-Carlton QC

42 Bedford Row

Is extremely personable and able to relay his vast knowledge of the law and the legal process to lay clients.

With ‘many excellent and solid barristers42 Bedford Row is able to advise on the full range of private law issues as well as public law children matters. Areas of expertise for its members include advising on disputes over children’s schooling as well as LGBT+ co-parenting, fertility, and surrogacy issues. Damian Woodward-Carlton took silk in 2019.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

42 Bedford Row offers a wide range of ‘experienced and personable’ counsel across the employment, family, housing, and personal injury disciplines. The ‘efficient’ clerks’ room is ‘client-focused and will always try and make a member available’ for instructing solicitors. Chambers director Vincent Denham is assisted by senior practice manager Steve Sheridan and practice managers Stuart Ritchie and Chris Collinson. In recent news, the set’s family team has been strengthened after Damian Woodward-Carlton took silk in 2019, and the addition of former McMillan Williams partner Caroline Landes, who joins chambers after being called to the Bar, along with Marcia Hyde from Coram Chambers, Alison Pryor from Church Court Chambers, and Shelly Glaister-Young. Other new additions include Krishma Patel joining the set’s civil team from Atlantic Chambers; Jason Braier, (formerly Field Court Chambers) and Tim Welch (ex-36 Bedford Row) add to the set’s growing employment group; Arfan Khan brings his specialist appellate practice in Chancery, commercial, and public law to the set. Meanwhile, Timothy Adkin has been appointed a full-time salaried employment judge; Edward Bennion-Pedley has joined Selborne Chambers; while practice manager Clare Sabido and Natasha Southgate have both joined Serjeants’ Inn Chambers. Offices in: London