Mills & Reeve LLP

Zoë Fleetwood

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Practice Areas

Private and public children law, often involving complex, novel, and/or international elements; including child abduction, wardship, parental alienation, domestic violence, forced marriage, special guardianship and adoption, inter country adoption, EU regulations and the 1996 convention for cross border placements. She is accustomed to dealing with cases which involve high conflict and serious aspects, such as non-accidental injury to a child, sexual abuse and trafficking.


Qualified in 2003, partner at Dawson Cornwell since 2015. Reported cases: S v S (Relocation) [2017] EWHC 2345 (Fam), NHS Hospital Trust v GM and others [2017] EWHC 1710 (Fam.), Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam), In the matter of F (a child) (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882, JC (Discharge of care order: Legal Aid) [2015] EWFC B39, London Borough of Barnet v M/F [2014] EWFC B152, ML v KW and Anor [2013] EWHC 341 (Fam).

Professional Memberships

Solicitor-advocate, member of the Law Society Children Panel, committee member of the National Committee of Resolution, Resolution Accredited Specialist in private law children and adoption and member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.


Times Lawyer of the Week in October 2016 for her representation of JS. Spokesperson on children’s rights and access to justice.