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William Tyler QC and Charlotte Worsley

William Tyler QC & Charlotte Worsley earn a Successful Outcome for Mother and her Children

William Tyler QC and Charlotte Worsley instructed by Chivers Walsh Family Law represented a mother alleged to have tried to take her children to Syria to join the Caliphate in July 2015.

William Tyler QC’s extensive public law Children Act practice sees him litigating complicated and serious cases around the country, principally in the High Court. He has particular expertise in cases involving very serious injury and death, sexual abuse or international and jurisdictional difficulties.

Charlotte Worsley has been a practitioner in family law since 2002. She handles all aspects of children work, with particular emphasis on public-law proceedings and all aspects of care and adoption proceedings.

After a contested finding of fact hearing before Cobb J in early 2016, the parents were found to have held radicalised views although no findings were made as to the parents’ ultimate destination once they had left the UK.

The children were returned to the parents under interim care orders with strict conditions including GPS tagging, (funded by the MOJ). Over the course of the year the parents successfully undertook bespoke work with CENTRI (Counter Extremism Consultancy Training Research and Intervention). The work addressed the parents’ previous ideological beliefs surrounding the Islamic State, flight risk, and their resilience to extremist ideology. There was no evidence that the children had been indoctrinated. The Judge discharged the public law orders and allowed the children to remain at home with the parents under Child in Need Plans, deeming the case a success story.


Contact Family clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Laura Burton on 0113 213 5209