Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Meryl Hughes
Called to the Bar in 1987

A senior member of our Family Group, Meryl Hughes is a highly experienced lawyer, known for helping clients feel at ease when giving their instructions, yet tenacious in Court.

AREA OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Children: regularly instructed in cases involving serious injuries to children and complex medical evidence as well as private child arrangement orders.
  • International: experience of cases involving children from other European countries where there are issues of jurisdiction under Brussels II (Revised) and cases of forced marriage.

HER WORK

Meryl accepts instructions from members of the public as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.

A senior member of our Family Team, Meryl Hughes is a highly experienced lawyer in all aspects of family law relating to children. Meryl is personable with an empathetic approach and builds an excellent rapport with her clients. Meryl is approachable and helps clients to feel at ease when giving their instructions. Meryl is tenacious in fighting for those she represents and fearless in Court.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Injunctions
  • Divorce
  • Care cases involving infant death, physical, emotional or sexual
  • abuse of children, and neglect of children
  • Abduction of children abroad
  • Foreign adoptions
  • Forced marriage
  • Permanent removal of children from the jurisdiction.

HER WORK

Meryl accepts instructions from members of the public as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

E –v- B: permanent removal of a child from England to the U.S.A.

B –v- R: contact dispute about a child in the U.S.A. and a parent in England

Re Y: a parent, who had brought about the death of the other parent, seeking contact to the children of the family

Re X: care proceedings in respect of a child whose sibling had been killed by their mother

Re B: care proceedings in respect of children who had suffered life-threatening injuries at the hands of their mother

Re P: forced marriage case

QUALIFICATIONS

LLB: Leeds Beckett

MEMBER

  • Family Law Bar Association