Ceri is an excellent advocate who is thorough and tenacious in and outside court and gets to the point. She is easy to work with, very good with clients and always goes the extra mile.
Hilka Hollmann, Freemans


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’s practice covers all areas of family law, including contact/residence disputes, financial remedies, public inquiries and complex public law proceedings.  Clients speak highly of her robust and well prepared advocacy.  She has an approachable manner and a willingness to always fight the client’s corner, whilst at the same time offering practical, sensible 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.

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Gray’s Inn
Affiliate Member of Resolution

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[2014] EWCA Civ 936