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

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row
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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

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

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Damian Woodward-Carlton QC42 Bedford RowIs 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.