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.

Areas of Expertise

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

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"

Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

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

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

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

LLB (Hons), University of Birmingham