Pippa is a specialist child protection and Court of Protection barrister with a practice focussed on the deprivation of liberty of children and young people.
Pippa has an established child-protection practice, representing local authorities, parents, children and NHS bodies in complex cases. Pippa is regularly instructed in cases which involve the deprivation of liberty of a child and has extensive knowledge in this field including the tricky issues of restraint, consent and state responsibility.
Pippa also has a developed Court of Protection practice, dealing regularly with health and welfare issues including complicated capacity disputes, medical treatment cases and injunction proceedings. She is a specialist in cases which involve the transition from inherent jurisdiction proceedings to the Court of Protection, concerning young people.
Pippa’s approachability and problem-solving attitude are key attributes to navigate cases with complex issues and vulnerable clients. She is meticulously prepared for every case with a thoughtful understanding of the issues at play and a helpful command of case law.
Pippa provides advice and seminars to local solicitors and social workers on law and practice, with a focus on the deprivation of liberty of children and young people.
Pippa is a member of the North Eastern Circuit’s Diversity Outreach programme and works alongside members of Chambers to promote diversity at the Bar.
Public Law Children
Private Law Family
Court of Protection – Health and Welfare
Domestic Abuse and injunctions
The Barrister Magazine, October 2020 – A Junior Barrister’s Perspective: Diversity at the Bar
Assistant Junior of the North Eastern Circuit - 2023/24
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Member of the Leeds Law Society Member of the Family Law Bar Association Member of CoPPA Member of the North Eastern Circuit’s Diversity Outreach Programme