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Trinity Chambers

Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC

THE CUSTOM HOUSE, QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 232 1927
Fax:
Fax 0191 232 7975
DX:
61185 NEWCASTLE
Email:
Web:
www.trinitychambers.co.uk
Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne

Margaret Francis Sweeting

Tel:
Work 0191 232 1927
Email:
Trinity Chambers (Chambers of Toby Hedworth QC)

Position

Family

  • Children(Public and Private Law)
  • Domestic violence/forced marriage cases
  • Vulnerable adults.

Margaret’s thriving family law practice is a reflection of her commitment to her clients.

Margaret has significant expertise in public law work and private law disputes; particularly those with a medical dimension including ‘shaking’ injuries; sexual abuse; surrogacy, circumcision and factitious illness.  She has extensive experience and expertise in representing vulnerable adults.

Mental Health

Margaret practises in all aspects of mental health law and has particular expertise in Section 29 Mental Health Act 1983 applications. She has acted on behalf of local authorities; applicants and respondents.

Court of protection

Margaret has a particular interest in litigation under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Section 16 deputyship and complex Welfare issues.  Recent cases have included preliminary declarations as to litigation capacity; welfare declarations as to residence; contact and care packages; Declarations as to medical treatment (including contraceptive treatment) and capacity to consent for sexual relations (including ‘fluctuating capacity’).

Margaret acts for a wide range of litigants in this sphere including local authorities; health authorities; litigation friends (including IMCA’s) and family members.

Career

Trained as registered general nurse; called to the Bar 1996, Lincoln’s Inn.

Education

English Martyrs School, Hartlepool; Newcastle upon Tyne School of Nursing; Nottingham Trent University (1993 LLB Hons 2 (1)); Kings College London (1995 MA Medical Law and Ethics); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).

Leisure

Theatre, tennis.


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Margaret Sweeting - Trinity ChambersA barrister to have in your corner during a fight.

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