Naomi McLoughlin

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


PIBA FLBA 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 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

Naomi is an experienced advocate in the inquest arena. Naomi is regularly instructed to represent a range of interested parties including public bodies, private companies and families. She has experience in both jury inquests and Article 2 inquests.

Naomi is experienced in providing representation at both inquests and pre-inquests reviews. She quickly identifies issues to ensure effective case management and the management of potential Regulation 28 (Reports to Prevent Future Deaths) issues. Naomi is happy to advice in conference at any stage of the proceedings.

From her work as a ‘Junior Junior’ for the Government Legal Department, she has a wealth of experience in inquests involving prisons. Naomi is also regularly instructed on behalf of healthcare providers within prisons and so has a wealth of experience

Naomi regularly provides seminars and lecture on Coronial law, having recently provided a seminar to over 100 delegates.

Recent examples:

  • An inquest touching upon the death of a supported living resident following the ingestion by them of cleaning fluid. The issues were the procedure surrounding the storage and use of the cleaning products, and the delay taken in calling the emergency services. Naomi represented the supported living provider.
  • An inquest touching upon the death of a young person with complex physical and mental health issues. Naomi represented the attending paramedic who amended the records following his contact with the deceased.
  • An inquest touching upon the death of a patient in hospital following the failure to identify an acute haemorrhage on the brain. Naomi represented the radiology company who were engaged in reviewing scans.
  • An inquest touching upon the death of a care home resident. Concerns were raised over the medication procedure in the care home and the communication between the care home and the relevant GP practice.
  • An inquest touching upon the death of a student in student accommodation. Naomi represented the University. Issues included the contact between the student and the university and policies and procedures surrounding mental health wellbeing.
  • An inquest touching upon the death of a passenger at an airport abroad. Concerns were raised about the process following the disembarkation of passengers and the policies/procedures in place to assist passengers abroad. Naomi represented the airline.
  • An inquest following the death of a patient in hospital following the administration of a morphine overdose. Naomi represented the nurse who administered the dose.

Contact Naomi’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Naomi appears in cases involving welfare decisions and deprivations of liberty, including reviews under s21A Mental Capacity Act.

She has experience representing local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and the Official Solicitor. She is able to deal with the complex and diverse issues which arise in the Court of Protection sensitively and achieve a successful outcome for the client.

Naomi has a detailed knowledge of the law and procedure involved in the Court of Protection and she has the ability to communicate to all clients in a clear and simple manner. Her approach is practical and sensitive to the issues which arise.

Her practice is complimented by a secondment for the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group where she regularly advised on Court of Protection matters.

Naomi is happy to advise at any stage of proceedings. Any paperwork can be turned around quickly and efficiently, and is detailed and persuasive.

Contact Naomi’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212