Joanne Soar

Senior Associate

        • Joanne Soar
        • Senior Associate
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    Joanne Soar

    Senior Associate

    I am an Senior Solicitor in the Family Department here at Brethertons. I am a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and I advise on all aspects of Children Law. I primarily practice in the area of Public Law representing both parents and children in Public Law proceedings.

    I have been involved in Public Law cases where the following issues have been significant:

    • Child deaths.
    • Complex Finding of Fact Hearings.
    • Unexplained injuries.
    • Fictitious illness.
    • Sexual abuse.
    • Gang related violence.
    • Radicalisation.

    I started my career in the late 1980’s as a Social Worker qualifying in Birmingham and working in the area of child protection throughout the West Midlands for over 13 years. This background in social work has given me a particular advantage in representing parents and children in Public Law proceedings.

    Experience and Accreditations

    Notable cases I have been involved in:
    1. E (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 473 (19 May 2016)
    2. AT v SS [2015] EWHC 2703 (Fam) (29 September 2015)

    • Qualified as a solicitor in 2004.
    • Studied at the University of Coventry graduating in 2000.
    • Completed the Legal Practice course at the College of Law in Birmingham.
    • Member of the Law Society Children’s Panel.
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