Family law

We offer an exceptional team of barristers specialising in family law, family finance and the Court of Protection. Our work includes advocacy, advice & mediation in matters of law relating to children.

Members of the Park Square Barristers Family Team appear in public and private law proceedings throughout the North Eastern circuit. We have expertise across family law and are able to offer exceptional levels of responsiveness and service. Members activley represent parents, family members, Guardians and local authorities in a wide range of matters, including cases involving serious non-accidental injuries, emotional and sexual abuse. Other areas of expertise include international relocation disputes, contested adoptions and financial remedy matters. In addition, we also offer mediation services

“Park Square Barristers’ family team is most notable for its work in complex care proceedings, though members are instructed across the full range of public and private law matters, including family finance. According to clients, the team is a ‘first-choice set’ for family law matters on the circuit.” – The Legal 500 (2020)

Size of the team

Our family team, led by Huw Lippiatt and deputy Natalia Perrett, offers strength in numbers from the most senior practitioners to very talented juniors:

• 56 family barristers including 3 silks

• 56 barristers specialising in children law (private & public)

• 25 barristers specialising in family finance

• 27 barristers specialising in Court of Protection & adult-care work

• 3 dedicated family clerks


Appearing at all levels of the Family Court, a number of members of the team sit as Recorders and Deputy District Judges in the Family Court. We have a distinguished history of supplying practitioners to the District Bench, Circuit Bench and High Court Bench, and two of our former barristers now sit in the Court of Appeal.


We pride ourselves on our approachability. Our barristers have well-deserved reputations for sensitivity to the needs of both professional and lay clients, including the youngest and most vulnerable members of society.

Public Access

Please contact us if you would like to instruct a barrister directly, without a solicitor as an intermediary. Find out about Public Access.

Lecturing & training

Family team regulary provide training & seminars to solicitors, barristers, local authorities and social workers.


Contact our family law clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster  on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212



Children law

We have a first-rate reputation in public- & private-law proceedings involving children.