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Christopher Bramwell

Christopher Bramwell

Joint Head of Chambers

Date of Call: 1996

Christopher Bramwell is the joint head of chambers having practised with Regency Barristers Chambers for nearly 20 years. Since 2005, Christopher has practised exclusively in family law, now specialising in Public law Children Act cases. With his early professional background appearing in the highest profile criminal cases, most notably as prosecution junior in R v Huntley and Carr (The Soham murders), Christopher is regularly instructed in the most serious child abuse cases, particularly those cases involving significant volumes of evidence and concurrent police investigations.

He is particularly instructed in those cases involving fatal or serious, multiple injuries or allegations of serious sexual abuse as a consequence of his reputation for dealing with complex medical and other evidence in a tactful yet robust manner. His practice regularly encompasses High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings and he is regularly instructed by Local Authorities, Guardians and parents’ solicitors alike.

Christopher also regularly lectures and presents seminars on Public Law children topics to a range of professionals, including solicitors, social workers and guardians.

Reported Cases

Re L-K [2015] EWCA Civ 830
Re S [2014] EWCA Civ 25
J & D [2014] EWFC B89
LCC v Lu & Ors [2014] EWFC B94

Re C (A Child) (Interim Separation) 2019 EWCA Civ 1998

Other Notable Cases

A Local Authority v H (2013)
Representing a mother in a four-week fact-finding hearing into allegations of inter-familial, serious sexual abuse.

A Local Authority v E & T (2013)
Representing the father in a fact-finding involving catastrophic injuries to a baby following a severe shaking injury.


When his professional practice and family life permits, for his sins Christopher follows the (mis)fortunes of Sunderland AFC, plays (badly) for a local 5-a-side team and visits the theatre and cinema.

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