Call on 0113 227 0708

CHILDREN - Public Law


As a respected childcare Barrister Andrew Nixon is regularly instructed to represent local authorities, parents, children and Guardians in public law matters. In addition he is often instructed to represent interveners in finding of fact hearings where the individuals face allegations of inflicting severe physical or sexual abuse.

Andrew regularly undertakes cases across the whole spectrum of this field of law in the Family Court including but not limited to:

  • Jurisdiction
  • Wardship
  • Inherent Jurisdiction
  • EPO's
  • Supervision and Care Orders
  • Special Guardianship
  • Placement and Adoption
  • Experts
  • Intervenors (including late)

Typical cases Andrew usually undertakes involve one or more of the following issues:

  • Brussels II bis, Hague and Protocols
  • None Accidental Injuries
  • Multiple Experts
  • Physical and/or Sexual Abuse
  • Forced Marriage
  • Culturally related killings

To discuss Mr Nixon’s availability please call his Clerk Lisa on 0113 227 0708 or email




for mother in high profile jurisdiciton case (Child born abroad returned to mother following UK social services removing child from foreign jurisdiction) (mother subsequently imprisoned for life for being centre of 'utterly depraved' paedophile ring)

for mother in high profile neglect case (Child death: falling from open window in tower block)

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