James Turner

Call: 2001

James specialises exclusively in child related matters and is known for his thorough and constructive approach in both public and private law cases.

Prior to becoming a barrister James worked as a researcher in the House of Lords and within the Home Office

To instruct James or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

James represents parents, extended family members, local authorities and children’s guardians. He is regularly instructed in matters concerning neglect, mental health, substance misuse, non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and jurisdictional issues. He has considerable experience of working with vulnerable clients, intermediaries and advocacy services.

Notable Public Law Children cases

EBY (A Child) (Deprivation of Liberty Order: Jurisdiction) (17-year-old) [2023] EWHC 2494 (Fam)

Application by LA for an order under inherent jurisdiction authorising the LA to deprive a 17-year-old child of her liberty.

Re C (Lay Advocates) [2019] EWHC 3738 (Fam)
Re D (A Child) [2017] EWHC 3075 (Fam)

James represents clients in all areas of private law children matters. He is regularly instructed in protracted and sensitive cases that can require expert assessment and separate representation of subject children.

Related News

Simon Miller and James Turner in EBY (A Child) (Deprivation of Liberty Order: Jurisdiction) (17-year-old) [2023] EWHC 2494 (Fam)

Simon Miller, instructed pro bono by HLA Family Law, represented the second respondent Father and James Turner, instructed by Jackson West, Solicitors, represented the first respondent Child in EBY (A Child) (Deprivation of…

June Rodgers and James Turner in the High Court

June Rodgers and James Turner in the High Court in re C (Lay Advocates) [2019] EWHC 3738 (Fam).

Hearing to determine the issue of the funding of lay advocates for parents who…


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