Provided by Yolanda Pemberton
Yolanda's practice has a particular emphasis on complex public law children representing local authorities, parents and children in 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. She is also experienced in cases involving forced marriage (including FGM), radicalisation, Brussels II, wardship and inherent jurisdiction. In addition, Yolanda represents 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  EWCA Civ 473 and Re B (A Child)  EWCA Civ 565.
Called 2002 Lincoln's Inn.
West Midlands Family Law Bar Association; FLBA; ALC.
Warwick University; Inns of Court School of Law.
A notable junior who impresses with her work on public law cases involving induced illness, neglect, serious injuries and historic or longstanding examples of sexual abuse. She is particularly experienced in representing local authorities as well as parents and guardians, and regularly acts on cross-border mandates.
"She's a very calming influence in any case and is utterly unflappable." "She's really effective and excellent with clients, and her advocacy and preparation are very good."