Chloe Branton

Called 2019


Chloe took up her Tenancy with Parklane Plowden in September 2020 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Louise McCallum. Chloe’s main practice is in children law. Chloe has experience representing a range of clients in public and private children proceedings, including Local Authorities, parents, children’s guardians, and grandparents.

Chloe has experience representing Local Authorities and parents in cases of non-accidental injury (NAI) in young children. More recently, Chloe was led in a multi-week finding of fact hearing determining serious NAI allegations. She also has experience in both representing and cross-examining parents with capacity difficulties.

Chloe has developed an interest in cases involving orders concerning forced marriage and FGM (‘FMPOs’ and ‘FGMPOs’), as well as applications to remove parental responsibility.

Chloe has delivered seminars and training for lawyers and social workers on topics such as FMPOs and FGMPOs and giving evidence in court. Chloe has also written articles on various topics such as secure accommodation and the vaccination of children in both public and private law proceedings. Following the success of their seminar on FGMPOs and FMPOs, Chloe and Louise McCallum’s article on the topic was published in the Family Law Journal (June 2021). Chloe has gone on to author a further article for the journal on special measures in June 2022.

In October and November 2022 Chloe undertook a prestigious Pegasus Scholarship to the USA to experience the family justice system in various states. Chloe acted as am ambassador for the Bar of England and Wales during her placement.

Prior to pupillage Chloe studied Law at Lancaster University, achieving first class honours, including 97.3% in  Family Law. Following her undergraduate degree, Chloe received scholarships from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple to study the BPTC LLM, where she received a Distinction overall.

Whilst studying, Chloe undertook a variety of Pro Bono work including with the Yorkshire Tribunal Advocacy Project (YTAP) assisting clients with ESA and PIP appeals. She also provided written advice to clients through the University’s Law Clinic. The summer before commencing pupillage Chloe spent as a Research Assistant working on the latest edition of Munkman and Exall on Damages.

Chloe was selected in 2020 to be a Social Mobility Advocate for the Bar Council as part of their #IAmTheBar Campaign. Chloe participates in outreach events for people interested in a career at the Bar with the Inner Temple and the Bar Council. She is also part of the North Eastern Circuit’s diversity group, and organised and spoke at a diversity seminar on disabled lawyers.

Areas of Expertise

Chloe is interested in private and public children work and cases involving concerns around forced marriage and FGM and vaccination.

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Social Mobility Advocate for the Bar Council

  • Re C (Change of Forename: Child in Care) [2023] EWHC 2813 (Fam) -  An inherent jurisdiction application before Mr Justice Cobb as part of care proceedings. Represented the father in support of the Local Authority’s successful application for a change of forename for the subject child.



Lancaster University- Law LLB, 1st (Graduated 2018)

University of Law, Leeds- BPTC LLM, Distinction overall and Very Competent BPTC (Graduated 2019)

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