In the heart of Peterborough

Margot Elliott

Margot Elliott

Date of Call: 1989

Public Access Accredited

Margot has been a member of chambers since 1991 and has practised exclusively in the law relating to children since 1995. She is commonly instructed in the more complex public law case in which she acts for local authorities, parents, children’s guardians and intervenors, leading to the Legal 500 observation that she “frequently handles silk-type work” and is “an experienced and highly-skilled advocate”.

Margot has particular expertise in cases involving:

  • Serious, life-threatening or fatal injury to children
  • Allegations of sexual abuse
  • Complex emotional harm

Margot also undertakes private law cases and is often instructed when there are child protection issues involved or the case is factually complex. She accepts these cases on a direct access basis as well as on instruction from solicitors.

Margot’s abilities have been recognised in the legal directories for many years. Her approach has been described as “sensitive”, “forthright” and “sympathetic” and as one which “combines expertise and experience with a wonderful sense of humour”.

Reported Cases

Re A (A child) [2007] EWCA Civ 1058
Re S (A child) [2014] EWCA Civ 25

Interests

Feeding her children. Ferrying the children around to cold, wet sporting fixtures. Forcing the children to revise for important exams. In short: the children.

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The Legal 500 United Kingdom

A reputation for sensitivity within her public law children practice and forthright and sympathetic approach in children matters.

Frequently handles silk-type work.

An experienced and highly skilled advocate.

Knowledge of matters relating to the Children Act draws particular attention and very strong on care issues.

Combines expertise and experience with a wonderful sense of humour.

Represents local authorities, parents and children in cases involving serious harm to children.

Chambers and Partners

Solicitors trust her to handle their most complex cases.

A strident and often flamboyant advocate who specialises in care and always comes up to the highest standards.

A committed advocate.

Energetically fights for her cause.