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Giles is Joint Head of Chambers and has practised at New Court Chambers for over 25 years.

His commitment to New Court Chambers has helped build a formidable team that has cemented a reputation for dependable and very competent advocacy services. His leadership skills are a natural development to his skills as an advocate.

Giles is a Child Care Barrister regularly instructed in the most complex cases on behalf of all Family Court users. As a leading junior he is regularly involved in cases that include instructed Leading Counsel.

He appears in all levels of the Family Court.

Giles retains a commitment to being accessible to all, with a core focus on the vulnerable and to publicly funded work.

Recent cases include:

(i) L (A Child), Re [2017] EWHC 3707 (Fam) (22 December 2017) [].

(ii) Subsequent appeal is to be found at: A (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1718 (25 July 2018). [].

(iii) The judgment from the second fact finding hearing A Local Authority v M & F & Ors [2019] EWHC 1447 (Fam) (07 June 2019) has been published on Bailii at:

(iv) This was successfully appealed: Re A (No 2) (Children: Findings of Fact) [2019] EWCA Civ 1947 []

(v) The third fact finding hearing concluded in June 2020. No adverse findings made on threshold. Case concluded. Published judgment pending.


Called to the Bar 1993. Joined New Court 1995. Appointed joint Head of Chambers in 2015

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LLB (Hons) University of Hull. Sports fan.