Emily James specialises in all aspects of Family Law relating to children.
Emily appears in family courts in and around London, regularly appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal. She acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, grandparents and children in a wide range of cases often of a very complex nature.
- Public Law children (Care and Adoption)
- Human Rights
- Child Abduction
- Private Law children
- Surrogacy & Parental Orders
- International relocation and contact
Private Client Business, Family Issue 4, 2015
International Surrogacy’s ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
Debenhams Ottaway - Family Law Update January 2016
Children Law Update and Developments – child abduction
Hertfordshire County Council training September 2015
Threshold & Interim removal
Care seminar September 2015
Hilton Metropole, Brighton
Sole Practitioners Group – Update on Family Law
Annual conference held in Paris May 2015
Simon Gore Events – Mid Year Family Law Conference
Seminar at Thistle Hotel, Holborn June 2014(Parental responsibility and orders, legal parentage & surrogacy)
Appointments & Memberships
- Family Law Bar Association
- Pupil Supervisor
Re SSM (A Child)  EWHC 327 (Fam)
Re R (a Child) (2014) EWCA Civ 1625
Appeal by mother following care and placement orders. Consideration by the President of wider implications of Re B-S and the post Re B-S ‘landscape’.
Re C (Care Order & Proportionality)  EWCC B40 (Fam)
Proportionality of care order in circumstances where LA could provide support. Rules against guardian’s recommendations.
Re T (a Child) (Early Permanence Placement)  EWCA Civ 983
Adoption – early permanent placement, child placed with prospective adopters at birth. Care plan altered to SGO in favour of paternal grandparents. Whether the adopters ought to have been joined to the proceedings, whether the adopters should have been granted leave to apply for an adoption order
Re AS (Unlawful removal of a child)  EWFC B150
Care proceedings and Human Rights Act application. Mother sectioned under MHA, child said to have been accommodated pursuant to s20 but LA failed to consult Mother on the basis of her lack of capacity. Breaches found, declarations made and damages awarded