Alice Winstanley Court of Protection & Social Care

Call: 2006


Alice has practised at St Philips Chambers since successfully completing her pupillage here in 2008.

During her training as a barrister, she was awarded both a Lord Denning Scholarship and a Wolfson Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn.

Alice specialises in Family law- particularly Children Act and Domestic Violence proceedings- as well as Court of Protection and Social Care work. Prior to commencing pupillage, Alice pursued a Human Rights Law LLM and worked as an Accredited Immigration and Asylum Caseworker. She retains a deep interest in cases involving human rights and immigration/asylum issues.

Alice is conscious of the changing nature of the Bar and the practice of Family law in particular. She has therefore undertaken both Public Access training and accreditation as a Family Mediator.

In 2012, Alice was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Association of Lawyers for Children, having previously acted as the Midland Circuit Representative to the Young Barristers’ Committee of the Bar Council.

She has studied and worked in France and speaks French fluently.

Qualifications and Appointments:

BVC- Nottingham Law School- Very Competent

LLM- Human Rights Law- University of Nottingham- Distinction

LLB- Law and French- University of Bristol- Upper Second

Court of Protection & Social Care

Alice has experience of both Court of Protection and Social Care work. Her expertise in these areas is enriched by her Public Family law practice, her familiarity with mental capacity issues in both Public and Private Children proceedings, and her Masters level studies and subsequent use in practice of human rights legislation


Family Law Bar Association

Association of Lawyers for Children

Midland Circuit

Birmingham Law Society

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