Chambers UK, 2018 ranked Lydia as ‘Up and coming’
‘Junior with noteworthy experience in public and private law children matters. Very bright and a real fighter. Sympathetic and knowledgeable, tells them what their case is and flags any problems up straight away.’ Chambers and Partners 2017 – ranked as Up and coming
Lydia specialises in all aspects of child law, including public and private law proceedings. Due to Lydia’s past experience in criminal Law she has a keen interest in cases that require fact finding hearings as well as representing vulnerable individuals.
She has been instructed in complex issues involving non-accidental injury and abuse, and is adept at handling vulnerable clients and complicated factual and legal evidence.
Prior to practising, Lydia was a Legal Advisor to the Magistrates, based in Kent. As part of her duties, Lydia undertook courts and advised the Magistrates on various areas of law. As a result of this experience, Lydia has strong links with all of the local courts.
Lydia is able to accept work under the Direct Public Access Scheme (DPA).
- Public Law
- Private Law Children work
KCC v Ors (2) (Fact Finding)  EWFC 93
Court of Appeal Re: C (A Child) Procedural Requirements of a Part 25 Application  EWCA Civ 539
N v B v Ors  EWHC 820 (Fam) Application by the maternal grandmother for adoption orders in respect of two children following the murder of the mother by the father.
- LL.B Law, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2005
- LL.M. Criminal Litigation, Inns of Court School of Law, 2007
Scholarships & Rewards
- Benefactors Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple, 2006-2007
- National Police Scholarship 2007 and 2009
- Family Law Bar Association
- Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)
- Kent Bar Mess
- Conditional Cautions: Are they open to challenge under ECHR? (The Barrister Magazine, Issue 29)
- Outside Chambers, Lydia enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theatre and travelling abroad when time allows.
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