She is very good – well liked and respected.”
Court of Protection & Community Care
Abigail has an expanding Court of Protection practice in which she represents parties in health and welfare cases and into which she transfers some of the skills and experience she has acquired in representing learning disabled adults in care proceedings. She is typically instructed in cases involving best interests decision-making in the context of disputes surrounding the care of very elderly patients.
She is the author of several articles on Family Law matters and of the well-received ‘Care Proceedings and Learning Disabled Parents: A Handbook for Family Lawyers’ (Jordans, 2014). The Foreword, by Mrs Justice Pauffley, describes it as “erudite, concise and immensely readable.” The book arose out of Abigail’s experience in representing learning disabled parents, where she strives to ensure that her clients are fairly and properly assessed and given every opportunity to retain the care of their children.
- Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health jurisdiction). 2019.
- Family Law Bar Association
- Association of Lawyers for Children
- Western Circuit
- Bar Pro Bono Unit Family Law Panel
Qualifications & awards:
- BA Hons (Oxon), LLM (University of East Anglia)
- Formerly: lecturer in family and property law 1993 – 1998.