New Court Chambers

Christopher Poole

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Practice Areas

All aspects of the law relating to children including in particular care and adoption proceedings and medical treatment cases. Representing often but not exclusively Local Authorities and Children’s Guardians. Particular interest in cases involving serious factual disputes and medical evidence

Notable Cases:

Re H (a child) [2014] EWHC 970

LBBD v C & Ors [2014] EWHC 2472.

Y (Children) (Radicalisation: Interim Removal) [2016] EWHC 3827 (Fam).

Y (Children) (Findings of Fact as to Radicalisation) (Pt.1) [2016] EWHC 3826 (Fam).

Y (Children) (Findings of Fact as to Radicalisation) (Pt.2) [2016] EWHC 3825 (Fam).

WCC v M [2017] EWHC 5168

WCC v M [2017] EWHC 1221.

S-P (FGM; fact finding) [2018] EWFC B101.

S-P (FGM; reopening fact finding) [2019] EWFC B76

S-P (FGM; welfare) [2019] EWFC B77

K (children) [2019] EWCA Civ 2264

Local Authority v M & others [2020] EWHC 1216.

Local Authority v M & others [2020] EWHC 2801


Called 1996, Lincoln’s Inn (Thomas More Bursary).

Joined New Court Chambers upon completion of pupillage in 1997.

Pupil supervisor and advocacy trainer (Lincoln’s Inn).

Instructed to undertake independent reviews into social care working.

Delivers seminars and lectures to social work students, social workers and social work managers as well as Chambers’ Instructing Solicitors.

Appointed joint Head of Chambers in 2015.

Professional Memberships



LLB (Hons) English & European Law, Queen Mary College, University of London and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. LFC fan. Enjoys the gym and a day in the sun watching cricket.