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Family: Children
4 Years Ranked

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Provided by Andrew Shaw

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Andrew is a specialist children law barrister, and skilled practitioner in all aspects of family law and the Court of Protection.

Andrew represents a breadth of parties within public law care proceedings including parents, Local Authorities and Children’s Guardians. Andrew’s public law practice includes complex and serious abuse cases such as NAI, sexual abuse and forced marriage; and those cases with international element, including child abduction, and child trafficking.

In private law, these include intractable contact disputes, separately represented child(ren), parental alienation and cases involving serious domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Andrew’s is skilled in computers and technology, being chambers' resident IT expert, and applies these skills within complex forensic cases.

Direct Public Access Qualified

R (Children: Control of Court Documents) [2021] EWCA Civ 162

N (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1997

Buckinghamshire County Council v RT [2018] EWCOP 12

Bedfordshire Police Constabulary v RU & Anor [2013] EWHC 2350 (Fam), [2013] WLR (D) 319

B (A Local Authority) v AM [2010] EWHC B31 (Fam)

Career

LLB (Hons) Law, University of the West of England

BVC, Inns of Court School of Law

Called to the Bar 2001 (Inner Temple)

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Inner Temple

Publications

Disclosure 2: This time it’s practical

Practical guide to navigating some disclosure issues that can arise in family proceedings concerning children. It offers a step-by-step approach to building an application to withhold disclosure of evidence from another party. It also offers a step-by-step approach to resisting such an application.

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Family: Children - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Andrew Shaw
Andrew Shaw is noted for his expert representation of parents, children and local authorities in a wide range of public and private law children cases. He is highly experienced in handling matters involving complex medical and psychological evidence, and is regularly instructed in non-accidental injury cases.

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