Rosalyn Carter Family

Call: 1994

Introduction

Rosalyn has worked in Birmingham throughout  her career.  She was a member of No 7 chambers, and one of the original members of St Philips Chambers.

Rosalyn is an expert in the law relating to children, and practices exclusively within that field.

She has considerable experience in Care and Adoption work, including cases with an international element, and also works in the private law arena, on residence and contact matters, and those with an international element.

She also sits as a Recorder on the North Eastern Circuit, and hears both private law and public law cases.

Rosalyn is rated in the Legal 500.

Rosalyn has a reputation for being firm with opponents and clients when necessary, but also sympathetic in this complex and emotional area of law.

Memberships:

Association of Lawyers for Children

Family Law Bar Association

British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering


Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse

Rosalyn has extensive experience in the field of private family law, and works with a great variety of families. She deals mostly with complex final hearings relating to residence, and contact issues.

She has a wealth of experience in difficult and complex cases, particularly where there are many parties to the matter. She has particular specialism in cases where there are allegations of sexual abuse and also cases where there is disputed expert evidence, medical or otherwise.

Rosalyn works with many parents with many different needs, including learning difficulties, addictions, depression, and psychological problems. She also regularly represents parents from a professional background who may be concerned about their children and involved in residence or contact disputes.

Rosalyn also sits as a Recorder in the County Court, dealing with private law matters.

Rosalyn works on a voluntary basis with Birmingham Women's Aid conducting seminars and workshops.  In these she teaches workers who help women in refuge and in the community, who are often dealing with contact, domestic violence, and residence issues in their lives, to enable the workers to best support the women. Rosalyn gives advice on the essential procedures in private law to enable those working with the women  to have an understanding of what issues may face women in preparing for and dealing with court proceedings.

Rosalyn has an extensive practice in the field of international private law disputes and regularly acts or advises in relation to the Hague Convention, Brussels  IIR, and other international law matters. She has appeared in simple cases to enforce or vary contact cases made elsewhere, or where one parent or the other has now relocated. She also acts extensively in the complex area of applications to relocate.

She has advised parents living abroad who wish to return to England with their children, and acted for parents who have returned without the other parent's permission and are facing applications for them to return abroad.

Reported Cases:

Re S & Others (Residence) 2008 2 FLR 1377
Walsall MBC v KK & Anor [2013] EWHC 3192
Re W (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 772

 

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Public Law Care and Adoption

Rosalyn has an extensive practice in care and adoption work.  She has a great deal of experience in serious care and adoption proceedings in the High Court.  She acts for Local Authorities, Parents, Guardians, and the Special Casework department of CAFCASS.

She has a wealth of experience in difficult and complex cases, and particular specialism in cases where there are allegations of sexual abuse, and also cases where there is disputed expert evidence, medical or otherwise. She is regularly led in complex care and adoption matters, and asked to advise in respect of unusual aspects of law and procedure.

Rosalyn works with many parents with many different needs, including learning difficulties, addictions, depression, and psychological problems.

Rosalyn has an extensive practice in International Law matters, including the growing field of International Adoptions, and regularly advises on both Hague Convention matters, and Brussels IIR,  within public law matters.  She has advised Local  Authorities in matters where, for example, the Local Authority wish a child to be cared for or adopted by relatives abroad, and where a Local Authority has taken care proceedings where a child has been abandoned in England, or where there are concerns as to the child's habitual residence.

Rosalyn sits as a Recorder in the County Court, hearing public law cases.

Rosalyn works on a voluntary basis with Birmingham Women's Aid conducting seminars and workshops.  In these she teaches workers who help women in refuge and in the community, who are often dealing with Local Authority involvement in their lives, to enable the workers to best support the women.  Rosalyn gives advice on the essential procedures in public law to enable those working with the women  to have an understanding of what issues may face women with Local Authority, and sometimes court involvement.

Rosalyn, in common with most member of St Philips Chambers, has for many years been involved in preparing and delivering lectures and seminars to lawyers and other family law practitioners.  She recently lectured at the Warwickshire Law Society on International aspects of Public and Private law.

Reported Cases:

Re S & Others (Residence) 2008 2 FLR 1377
Walsall MBC v KK & Anor [2013] EWHC 3192
Re W (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 772

 

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