Gerardine Buckley

Called: 1991

Practice Profile

Gerardine practises exclusively in the field of family law relating to children and in proceedings under the Family Law Act. She has extensive experience in both public and private law proceedings, with a particular interest in public law children cases, in which she often represents vulnerable adults with learning difficulties. Her practice includes adoption, special guardianship and related proceedings. She is regularly instructed to act for parents, grandparents and children (by their Children’s Guardian). She also acts for parties under a disability, instructed by the Official Solicitor.


  • Care and Adoption (for parents and guardians)
  • Special Guardianship
  • Private Law Children Act Proceedings
  • Injunctions
  • KCC -v- A & Ors (Final hearing – 12 days) [2017] EWFC B95

  • RE: F (A Child) (Placement Order) [2008] 2 FLR 550 (CA)

  • Re: M (contact: violent parent) [1999] 2 FLR 321 (FD)

  • FLBA (Family Law Bar Association)
  • Kent and Sussex FLBA
  • French
  • Spanish
  • University of Kent, Canterbury: BA (Hons)
  • PCL: Dip Law

Travel, music and the theatre.

This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.

~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020

Specialising in matrimonial finance and children matters. Members appear in the regional courts as well as the High Court and the Court of Appeal. They often act in financial remedy proceedings relating to farms, companies, properties and other assets. In addition they are adept at dealing with serious child care allegations including physical abuse and death.

~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2019

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