Since joining Chambers in 2010, Abigail has developed a busy family law practice covering both private and public law children work and financial remedy proceedings.
Areas of practice
- Public Law Children: care and adoption proceedings including those involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol misuse, and mental health issues.
- Private Law Children: applications for child arrangement orders, including those involving allegations of domestic violence, emotional and sexual abuse, specific issue and prohibited steps orders, internal relocation and leave to remove from the jurisdiction and abduction
- Family Law Act Applications: non-molestation and occupation orders
- Financial Remedy: all matters of divorce and financial remedy including maintenance pending suit; enforcement proceedings, cases involving interveners, and claims involving unmarried couples under TOLATA and Schedule 1 of the Children Act
Abigail is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public as well as from solicitors.
Within both private and public family law proceedings, Abigail is experienced in representing parents, children, family members, Special Guardians and Local Authorities. Abigail has experience of representing clients with learning difficulties, mental health problems, and addictions.
Abigail regularly gives seminars to local practitioners on recent developments in the law.