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”.
Re A (A child)  EWCA Civ 1058
Re S (A child)  EWCA Civ 25
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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