Miss Yvonne Healing > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Barrister 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: children and domestic violence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Yvonne Healing – 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Yvonne is an absolute delight to work with. She is always calm, reassuring, and pragmatic, she is well-prepared, and she is able to get to the heart of a legal problem incredibly quickly.’

18 St John Street Chambers is praised as ‘very strong in children’s law’ with ‘a great range of strong senior juniors.’ The members have significant experience across a wide variety of matters, including serious sexual abuse, life-threatening and fatal injuries, deprivation of liberty, factitious illnesses, and parental alienation. Rehana Begum and Yvonne Healing are often instructed in complex care proceedings. Fiona Holloran‘s practice covers both private and public law applications, representing children, parents, and local authorities. Kate Bramall is skilled in handling cases concerning unexplained injuries to children, and Anna Warters has expertise in representing vulnerable clients, especially those with mental health problems and learning disabilities, and she regularly acts in cases concerning capacity issues and the Official Solicitor. Alex Walker is also a notable member of the set with a strong public and private law practice.