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Lynn McFadyen

Solicitor since 1993
Called 2003

Prior to joining chambers in 2003, Lynn was a solicitor for 17 years in private practice – specialising in family law; principally in public law care proceedings and adoption.

Lynn McFadyen employs "quiet professionalism that instils confidence."

Legal 500 2011
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Areas Of Expertise

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Family: Children
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Lynn is regularly instructed to represent local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians in the full range of care proceedings, from neglect to serious physical or sexual abuse. She has experience of cases with an international element and has been involved in a number of cases where reporting restrictions have been obtained

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Legal 500 2011 - Lynn McFadyen employs ‘quiet professionalism that instils confidence’;

Legal 500 2009 - recognised Lynn as an experienced practitioner and "strong in children's cases"

Notable Cases
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Sheffield v Bradford:  January [2013] Fam Law 32

Re Jane (Publicity) [2011] 1 FLR 1261

B, C and D Children [2010] EWHC 262

North Yorkshire County Council v B [2008] 1 FLR 1645

Articles & Publications
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“Placing children with relatives: the new law on designation” Family Law February 2013 (co-author with John Hayes QC)

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Publicity and Media Access in Family Courts

Hot Topics in Fact Finding

Lecture to BAAF – What’s New in Adoption and Fostering 2010

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups

Advocacy and Court Skills

Data Sharing

Designation of Local Authorities in Care Orders

Personal Details

LLB (Hons), University of Birmingham

Professional Associations

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

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