Head of our Family Team at Fenners, Debra Gold is a highly experienced child care lawyer. Debra has a friendly and approachable manner and represents Local Authorities, parents and children in public law proceedings.
Areas of practice
- Child care: regularly instructed in cases involving serious injuries to children and complex medical evidence
- Vulnerable witnesses: experienced in cross-examining children and other vulnerable witnesses
- Europe: regularly involved in cases involving children from other European countries where issues of jurisdiction under Brussels II (Revised) arise
Many of Debra’s cases involve allegations of serious physical and sexual abuse. Her practice includes cases of child abduction, adoption, residence and contact disputes.
Debra is experienced in representing parents with mental health problems, addictions and learning difficulties.
She conducts seminars on child care to local practitioners.
She accepts instructions from members of the public as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.
Re S (A Child)  EWCA Civ 25
Re W AND X (Wardship: Relatives Rejected as foster carers (2004) 1FLR 415