Practice Profile

She has a recognised expertise in dealing with difficult, emotional clients, who need to feel that they are being understood and strongly but sensitively represented.


June is a family law specialist with an extensive family and childcare law practice and several reported cases.


She is a Recorder authorised to sit on family and civil cases, and is also Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester.


Called to the Bar in 1971, she was educated at Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin.


June has served for over ten years on the Social Services Committee of the City of London Authority




June has an extensive childcare law practice, acting for local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians.


She has particular experience of cases involving mental health issues and vulnerable clients.


She has a long experience in all aspects of private divorce law, with a recognised expertise in financial relief work.


Her practice also covers trusts, cohabitation, inheritance and ecclesiastical law.




Chambers UK Bar 2020

"Extremely knowledgeable." "An exceptionally experienced barrister who provides excellent representation and always does her best." 


Chambers UK Bar 2019

Eminent practitioner whose ecclesiastical practice spans a wide range of matters including adaptations to church buildings, disciplinary proceedings and the sale of church treasures. She is Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester.


"Her judgement is well regarded." "Very robust as an advocate." "She knows her ecclesiastical law backwards." "Hugely experienced in this area."


Recent work: Represented the Reverend Martin Waswa in disciplinary proceedings arising out of an improper relationship he had with a woman whom he met through a dating website.



  • Re C (Lay Advocates) [2019] EWHC 3738 (Fam)
  • Re N (A Child: Interim Care Order: Interim Removal) [2015] EWFC 40.
  • Re  N (A Child: Section 37: Interim Care Order) [2014] EWFC 53
  • Re S {2010] EWCA Civ 325
  • Re V [2005] 2 FLR 1010
  • Kasper Baker v Griffith (secret trust) CA Civ Div [2000] WTLR 333
  • Banks v Banks (occupation order and mental health) [1999] 1 FLR 726
  • Re CB [1995] 1 FLR 6221;
  • Re F (a minor) (child abduction) [1992] 1 FLR 548
  • Kiely v Kiely (lump sum for children) [1988] 1 FLR 748





Family Law Bar Association.

Association of Lawyers for Children.

Ecclesiastical Law Society


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