Contact and Clerk
Clerk: Gareth Latchem
Liz is a specialist family practitioner and Head of the Family Team at Colleton Chambers.
Liz has practised in family law since being called to the Bar and has a wealth of experience in advising and representing parties in children cases.
In Public Law cases, she regularly represents parents, Local Authorities and Guardians and has a high level of experience in fact finding cases involving babies or children with multiple injuries and in factitious and induced illness cases.
Liz has acted for parents and rule 16.4 Guardians in all areas of Private Law disputes – residence, contact, Specific Issue orders and Prohibited Steps Orders. She has a particular interest in applications to remove children from the jurisdiction.
Liz was appointed as a Family Law Recorder (Public and Private Law) in 2012 and is also authorised pursuant to section 9 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 to sit as a judge of the High Court, Family Division.
“Her manner of presentation is professional and she has a sensible and clear way of addressing clients and courts alike.” Chambers and Partners 2016
“She has particular expertise in cases involving complex medical matters” Legal 500 2016
“Her preparation is solid and her attention to detail is extraordinary” Legal 500 2015
PCC V G 2010 EWCA Civ 1271
Represented PCC in successful appeal against the making of a final care order as opposed to an interim order when the care plan was disapproved. Unsuccessfully appealed the refusal to make a Placement Order. This case was considered and approved in Re B-S EWCA Civ 1136.
Re SW 2012 (unreported)
Successfully represented Mother in an alleged shaken baby case. No findings made against Mother or Father.
Re ED  EWHC 968 (Fam)
Represented Guardian in a fact finding hearing in relation to multiple injuries of twin children. The case involved an examination of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
Re C 2013 (unreported)
Successfully represented Local Authority in a fact finding hearing concerning allegations of FII.
Re S 2013 (unreported)
Successfully defended Father against allegations of poisoning in a fact finding hearing involving FII allegations against the Mother.
Re S 2013 (unreported) – High Court
Represented Local Authority in a fact finding hearing relating to multiple injuries of a baby. Issues of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome raised. Findings made as sought by DCC. (Case is subject to appeal).
Liz accepts public access instructions. Matters need to meet the requirements of the Bar Council – if you wish to instruct Liz please telephone the clerks on 01392 274898.
1989 Middle Temple
BA Jurisprudence – University of Oxford (awarded Exhibition after Second Year)
Bar Final Vocational Course
Family Law Bar Association
As a mother of 3 children, Liz has little time for her own interests but loves the coast and the moor.