Andrew Bagchi QC specialises in complex cases involving all types of family situations in the Family Court and the Court of Protection.
He has been described as an approachable and versatile practitioner and has 30 years of experience of dealing in the legal consequences of relationship breakdown: divorce and its financial consequences, disputes relating to children including international issues, disputes as to jurisdiction, child abduction, disputes between unmarried parents about their children in relation to the ownership of property and finance. He has represented a number of fathers who have achieved a reunification with their children following false allegations of abuse.
Andrew has successfully represented clients both for and against applications to relocate children to other counties.
He has a broadly based practice in care and adoption proceedings and advises in child abuse and safeguarding investigations.
He was instructed in a landmark case in the Supreme Court (CN v Poole BC) as to the duties in tort owed by social services to children.
Andrew undertakes welfare, financial and medical work in the Court of Protection and is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and hospital trusts as well as family members who are caught up within such proceedings.
He regularly advises and appears in disputes relating to deputyship and powers of attorney and generally in the management of money.
LLB Kings College London.
Called to the Bar 1989. Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2015.
FLBA, COPPA, ALC.
DIY Divorce and Separation: The Expert Guide to Representing Yourself (Jordans 2014) Contrib.