Elizabeth Withyman

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1990 - Cambridge University, BA Hons (English) & MA

1993 - University of Westminster, Common Professional Examination

1994 - Inns of Court School of Law, BVC


1995 - Pupil at 32 Park Square, Leeds

1996 - Tenant at 32 Park Square/ 30 Park Square/ Sovereign Chambers, Leeds

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers

2000-10 - Career break


1996 - Family Law Bar Association North Eastern Circuit


1993 - Lincoln’s Inn CPE Scholarship



Currently not available to receive instructions.

Elizabeth Withyman practises exclusively in family law proceedings concerning children. She regularly acts on behalf of a number of different local authorities in care proceedings involving all aspects of child neglect and abuse – physical, emotional and sexual. She accepts instructions from parents, grandparents and children’s guardians. She has a sympathetic manner with clients, in particular those with learning disabilities or mental-health issues. 

She also undertakes private-law cases including cases involving contact and residence disputes, injunctions and committals.

Elizabeth first practised in the areas of family and criminal law at 32 Park Square, which became 30 Park Square. During her career break to have a family, she kept in touch with developments in family law by continuing to update the publication ‘Divorce: The Things You Thought You’d Never Need to Know’ for a number of years. On her return to the Bar in 2010, she joined Sovereign Chambers which became Park Square Barristers in 2015.

Elizabeth is committed to providing continuity of care for individual clients. She accepts instructions via email; ensures she is available to discuss cases by telephone; and always provides prompt and detailed feedback for those instructing her.

Contact Elizabeth’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212