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1GC|Family Law

Charles Geekie

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Family: Children
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Charles Geekie QC
Renowned for his handling of extremely complex children matters such as international adoption and abduction. He engages in serious cases relating to sexual abuse. Geekie also sits as a recorder and a High Court judge.
Strengths: "Superb in every facet of what he does, he is a strategic thinker, who remains calm under fire. He is absolutely brilliant on the papers, his written work is incredible, and he is a fine cross-examiner." "A team-player who can speak the language of the child."
Recent work: Reviewed and led the report into historical sexual abuse at Chelsea Football Club going as far back as the 1950s.
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Practice Areas

The law relating to children, including public and private law cases and abduction; high profile and ultra-sensitive child arrangements and relocation cases; representing local authorities, parents and guardians in public law and adoption cases; complex care cases involving fatalities, serious injuries, sexual and emotional abuse and cases where there is a conflict of medical evidence.

Career

Called 1985. Joined 1 Garden Court 1999. Silk 2006.

Family Recorder 2006.

Joint Head of Chambers 2013-2020.

Deputy High Court Judge 2016.

Professional Memberships

Member of FLBA. Association of Lawyers for Children. MCIArb.

Publications

Contributor to Family Law.

Specialist contributor to Rayden and Jackson on divorce and family matters.

Contributor to Halsbury's Laws (children).

Drafted training protocol for expert witnesses; run, jointly with senior consultant psychiatrists, training sessions for expert witnesses; drafted FLBA response to Government consultation on Expert Witnesses.

Review of Non-recent Child Sexual Abuse at Chelsea Football Club (2019).

Personal

Interests: cycling, hill walking, theatre.

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