St Philips Chambers

Yolanda Pemberton

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Practice Areas

Yolanda's practice has a particular emphasis on complex public law children, specialising in forced marriage (including FGM), radicalisation, Brussels II, wardship and inherent jurisdiction. She has extensive experience representing local authorities, parents and children in public law cases involving serious injuries to, and/or death of children, including FII, fractures, bruising, attempted suffocation, sexual abuse (including subject child as victim and perpetrator), complex medical issues, concealed pregnancy and mental health, including parents who require the assistance of the Official Solicitor. In addition, Yolanda has experience of representing both parents and local authorities in adoption proceedings. Yolanda is known for her meticulous preparation of her cases, being able to quickly and expertly get to the core of any dispute, and is known to be uncompromising in her approach for her client, ensuring they receive the best and most robust representation. Yolanda excels with vulnerable clients in complex cases. Yolanda has experience before all levels of the judiciary, including the Court of Appeal. Notable cases include Re E [2016] EWCA Civ 473 and Re B (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 565.


Called 2002 Lincoln's Inn.

Professional Memberships

West Midlands Family Law Bar Association; FLBA; ALC.


Warwick University; Inns of Court School of Law.