3PB recruits family barrister Henstock-Turner for its 68-strong family team

Family barrister Sarah Henstock-Turner has joined national chambers 3 Paper Buildings (3PB) from College Chambers in Southampton. Sarah, who has 14 years experience, is instructed in cases involving contact, residence, prohibited steps and removal of children from the UK or overseas jurisdiction. She has substantial experience with cases involving domestic violence, emotional, physical and sexual abuse allegations, and has acted in cases involving parents, the children themselves, grandparents and step-parents.

Sarah has also developed a specific expertise in representing people with psychiatric and psychological problems and those with learning difficulties. She has a particular expertise and interest in cases with an international element.

She is regularly instructed by local authorities, respondents and guardians in all aspects of public law including special guardianship orders and adoption orders. She has dealt with cases involving significant harm from neglect and failure to protect through to severe emotional abuse causing psychological damage to children, as well as cases involving serious physical and sexual abuse of children.

Sarah has an excellent family finance practice and is instructed by solicitors and directly to advise husbands, wives and partners on the full range of financial applications arising out of the breakdown of relationships between married and unmarried couples including ancillary relief, trusts of land disputes, interlocutory applications for maintenance pending suit, transfers of tenancy, provision for children and inheritance issues.

3PB’s Head of Family Law Hamish Dunlop said: “We are very excited to have recruited Sarah to 3PB. She has appeared in many cases with barristers here and was in chambers with others. All without exception speak very highly of her work and expertise with challenging and difficult cases involving children. She is a great addition to our large team.”

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