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Family: Children - London (Bar)
Public law specialist with experience in civil and criminal proceedings. He mainly represents children in complex proceedings across a range of matters including those relating to infant death and abuse. McCormack represents all parties to proceedings, including children.
Strengths: "Persuasive in court and distils cases into straightforward points." "He is diligent, thorough, hands-on, approachable and someone who knows the law thoroughly." "Philip is well respected for his children law experience and pays great attention to detail."
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Philip's practice is almost totally public law children and has become more and more focused on representing the children themselves in long running complex final hearings. These proceedings tend to have parallel criminal proceedings or a background where there have been previous criminal proceedings. Increasingly also many of his cases concern complex medical evidence and substantial amounts of written material to be analysed and assessed.
Medway Council v A Mother Family Division, 31 January 2014  EWHC 308 (Fam)
M (A Child) v Lambeth LBC Court of Appeal (Civil Division), 12 October 2011  EWCA Civ 1125;  1 F.L.R. 1278;  Fam. Law 1331