Yvonne Healing > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA

Work Department

Family law.


Children [public law], child abduction, ancillary relief, cohabitee disputes. Notable cases: Manchester City Council v Elizabeth Bailey (1995). Whether full care orders in the basis that children would remain in the home would best serve child’s welfare or whether supervision orders were appropriate. Guidelines as to exercise of discretion when deciding order. Family law: Fam Div (Holman J) 1/12/95, References:T: 25/6/96 : (1996) 2 FLR 693, Document No.: Case Law – AC4000146.


Called 1987; Inner Temple.


Family Law Bar Association; Child Concern.


University of Liverpool; Inns of Court School of Law. Qualifications: LL.B (Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 1

Yvonne Healing18 St John Street Chambers

18 St John Street Chambers is praised for having ‘a superb family department’ that handles cases involving serious sexual abuse, life threatening and fatal injuries, deprivation of liberty, factitious illness and parental alienation. Rehana Begum leads the family department and specialises in public law care proceedings, including complex cases involving serious life threatening injuries, sexual abuse, forced marriage and deprivation of liberty. Yvonne Healing  has an all-encompassing family law practice, with a particular focus on children law and care proceedings, and Fiona Holloran also has a wide reaching practice, covering private and public law applications, representing children, parents and local authorities. Holloran is active in cases involving historical sexual abuse, multiple injuries, fabricated and induced illness, and cases with an international element, including abductions. The set is also home to Stephen Murray, who specialises in matrimonial finance, and Danish Ameen , who has expertise in handling cases with assets overseas.