Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin have a case reported in the Local Government Lawyer

The Local Government Lawyer reported Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin’s recent case Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68.

This case concerned fact-finding hearings and medical…

Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin in Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68

Stephen Crispin appeared on behalf of the Joint Legal Team for the Applicant Council and Matthew Brookes-Baker was instructed by Griffiths Robertson Solicitors for the Second Respondent father in Bracknell Forest Council v…

Harcourt Chambers announce their upcoming Infant Head Injuries in Child Protection Proceedings Conference 2024.

Save the Date. 21st June 2024 at the Ashmolean, Oxford.

We would like to announce our upcoming Infant Head Injuries in Child Protection Proceedings Conference 2024.

Join us for crucial…

Matthew Brookes-Baker in F v M [2023] EWFC 252 (29 November 2023)

Matthew Brookes-Baker, instructed by Bower Bailey Solicitors, representing the father in the matter of F v M [2023] EWFC 252 (29 November 2023).

This was a complicated and protracted…

Nick Goodwin KC and Cecilia Barrett in Re: AB (A Child: Diabetic Care) [2023] EWFC 149.

Nick Goodwin KC and Cecilia Barrett, instructed by Miles and Partners, represented the mother in the above case. Matthew Brookes-Baker was also involved in the case representing the child.

Matthew Brookes-Baker in reported Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards case

Matthew Brookes-Baker represented the Children’s Guardian in a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards application before Lieven J.

The case attracted national press interest and was reported in the Guardian newspaper…

Harcourt Chambers ranked as a top tier set by the Legal 500 and gains 20 new rankings

We are delighted to have been ranked as a top tier set in The Legal 500 where Harcourt is described as an ‘…an excellent set. They have a great number…

Jonathan Sampson QC and Matthew Brookes-Baker appeared in Re: GC [2020] EWCA Civ 848

Jonathan Sampson QC and Matthew Brookes-Baker appeared in Re: GC (A Child) (withdrawal of care proceedings) [2020] EWCA Civ 848 in the Court of Appeal remotely on behalf of the…

Matthew Brookes-Baker successful in the Court of Appeal

Matthew successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal in Re W (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1966 on behalf of the appellant, who had previously acted in person, where final care and…

Nick Goodwin QC, Matthew Brookes-Baker and Justine Ramsden succeed in the Court of Appeal

Three members of Harcourt Chambers appeared before the Court of Appeal, successfully opposing the appeal. Nick Goodwin QC acted for Warwickshire County Council, Justine Ramsden for the prospective adopters and…

Matthew Brookes-Baker successfully obtains a costs order against a Local Authority

Matthew Brookes-Baker successfully obtains a costs order against a Local Authority in the Court of Appeal in Re W (A Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 77.

The link to the judgement…

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