Naomi McLoughlin

Year of call:



2013 - Durham University Law LLB (Hons)

2016 - BPTC · Outstanding, BPP Law School Manchester


2017 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2016 - Advocate at DWF

2013 - Fee Earner at Keoghs


Junior Junior Panel, Government Legal Department




Lawyers for Children


2017 - Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

2016 - Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)

2015 - BPP Regional Scholarship (BPP Manchester) Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn) Sir Thomas More Bursary (Lincoln’s Inn)

Children Law

Naomi appears in both public and private children law matters in the Family Court and High Court. She has a wealth of experience in the wide-ranging matters that fall within the family jurisdiction.

Trial Judge, 2018: ‘Miss McLoughlin dealt with the matter in a way which reflected abilities far beyond her year of call.’

Instructing Solicitor, 2018: ‘Naomi did a fantastic job, not only with her advocacy but in her interaction with the client and keeping me informed throughout.’

Solicitor recommendation, 2022: ‘Naomi did an impressive job, making the best arguments she could and approached the matter with sound judgment.’

Judicial comment, Circuit Judge 2022: ‘Miss McLoughlin produced written documents which are models of their kind.’


Public Law

Naomi is an experienced practitioner who is regularly instructed by all parties in complex cases involving non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, significant neglect, substance misuse, psychological or psychiatric evidence, domestic abuse, relinquished babies, human rights applications, applications under the inherent jurisdiction and jurisdictional issues. She has experience representing parents, children, interveners and local authorities, and is experienced in working with vulnerable adults and those affected by disability.

Naomi has particular experience in DOLs applications before the High Court including cases which involve chemical restraint, the exercise of parental responsibility and serious medical treatment. Naomi regularly attends the national DOLs Court.

Naomi is also happy to receive instructions to advise on issues in respect of care proceedings and any matters relating to care proceedings such as human rights act applications.


Private Law

Naomi is regularly instructed to represent parents and children (through their Guardian) where there are disputes over child arrangements. She has a wealth of experience representing parents in both finding of fact hearings and final hearings. She is committed to ensuring clients achieve the best possible outcome and is known for her thorough preparation of the cases she deals with.



Naomi’s approachable and friendly manner ensures she is able to provide clear advice to both solicitors and lay clients. Naomi is regularly instructed to represent clients who are young, vulnerable and/or present with learning difficulties or lack capacity. Naomi is committed to ensuring the best outcome for her clients and clients can be assured that Naomi will know their case thoroughly and that the client’s priorities will be understood and kept central to the presentation of their case.


Public Access

Naomi may accept public access work where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.



Naomi regularly provides training for local authorities and other professional organisations. She is available to provide bespoke training.


Contact Naomi’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212