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Cassandra is an Associate Solicitor with the Family Team, based in the Newcastle office.

Cassandra is a Solicitor-Advocate and a Member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel. She specialises in all areas of the law concerning children and their welfare.

She regularly receives instructions to act for parents, family members and children (either direct or through their CAFCASS Guardians) in proceedings before the single family court.

Experience

Cassandra has practised in the North East for over a decade and in that time has secured a wealth of experience in dealing with private and public law proceedings, concerning children and young people.

In 2015, Cassandra secured her Higher Rights and regularly appears before the single family court at all levels.

Cassandra has recently been instructed in cases before the High Court concerning the death of a child and allegations of FII against a parent.

She has also been instructed to act on behalf of children by their CAFCASS Guardian in a number of cases concerning allegations of inflicted injury and sexual abuse, where there has been complex medical evidence, requiring the instruction of Court-appointed experts.

Cassandra has also recently acted through the Official Solicitor to represent a vulnerable parent in care proceedings, whom had been found to lack litigation capacity.

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What our clients say

  • "Since her commencement on to the Law Society’s Children’s Panel, I have had the privilege of working with Cassandra on a number of cases including a particularly complex High Court case that sadly involved determining the cause of a child’s death and likely perpetrator/s. She worked tirelessly on this case, bringing together substantial amounts of professional medical evidence and liaising fully with each expert witness to ensure that the best possible information was placed before the court. Cassandra is highly thought of at CAFCASS and her professionalism and ability to advocate on behalf of children speaks for itself."

Independent verdict

  • "Intelligent, meticulous and always goes the extra mile."

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