A specialist children’s practitioner, Ceri is an experienced, pragmatic and robust advocate, who appears at all levels of court on a daily basis.
Year of Call: 2002
(BA Hons) Somerville College Oxford, Modern History
Diploma in Law University of Westminster
BVC Inns of Court School of Law
Ceri has a busy family practice with a particular focus on complex private and public law children cases. She is known as a determined and well-prepared advocate with an approachable manner and a willingness to always fight the client’s corner, whilst at the same time offering sensible, tactical advice.
Ceri represents parents, children and their Guardians, local authorities and CAFCASS Legal and appears in all courts dealing with cases involving, for example, allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, intractable contact disputes and factitious illness. Ceri has a particular interest in acting for older children who are separately represented.
As junior counsel to the Isle of Man Inquiry into the Care of Young People, Ceri has specific expertise in Inquiry work. She acted in both part I and II of the Inquiry and spent a year working on the case, led by Alex Verdan QC.
Ceri is a collaboratively trained lawyer and also undertakes direct access cases.
Ceri writes for a variety of publications, including Family Law Week and the New Law Journal.
She is a member of the FLBA, ALC, Resolution and Gray’s Inn
Prior to coming to the Bar, Ceri worked in Parliament for many years, which included working for the Home Secretary and running the Parliamentary Office of the then minister with responsibility for social services. She maintains a keen interest in political reform in respect of children's law.
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Affiliate Member of Resolution