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Tim Hussein

Barrister (Door Tenant)

Tim’s background is in both criminal and family law but his practice has been exclusively in family law both public and private for the last 20 years. He undertakes a substantial amount of advocacy training for those hoping to join the Bar and is a Pupil Supervisor.

Tim is Door-Tenant member of Spire Barristers and remains a tenant at 1COR, Brighton.

Public Law Children

He primarily acts for children in the full gamut of public law proceedings ranging from cases involving parents with learning difficulties, mental health problems, substance and alcohol abuse related issues to serious non accidental injury, factious illness and sexual abuse. He is regularly instructed in the most serious of cases as a leading junior.

Selected Cases
LB Croydon v. S [2021] EWHC 2521
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Mr and Mrs X and Y (by his guardian) [2018] EWHC B63
In the matter of AB (A Child) [2018] EWFC 3
A and L (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1205 – Appeal by a mother of findings made against her in a fact finding hearing.
Re O (Care Proceedings Evidence) [2004] 1 FLR 161 – Whether inferences can be drawn in the case of a parent refusing to give evidence in care proceedings.

Private Law Children

Tim has been instructed in many private law matters involving same sex couples and often acts for 16.4 guardians..

Legal 500 2020 – ‘Very calm and measured in his approach to clients and in court.’

Legal 500 2019 – ‘Noted for his expertise in Hague Convention cases.’

Legal 500 2018 – ‘Frequently instructed in Hague Convention cases.’

Legal 500 2017 – ‘Experienced in international cases.’

Family Law Bar Association

Association Of Lawyers For Children