Judy Earle

Year of Call: 1994
Email Address: judy.earle@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01202 292102

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Family

Public Law

Judy regularly represents and advises on matters involving:

  • Sexual / physical / emotional abuse
  • Expert medico / legal issues / NAI
  • Serious mental health issues
  • Entrenched drug and alcohol addiction
  • Cognitive impairment / learning difficulties
  • Chronic neglect

Judy’s practice covers the full spectrum of Public Law applications including :

  • Care orders / supervision orders
  • Placement applications, including applications to revoke Placement Order
  • Special guardianship orders
  • Wardship
  • ICO / EPO
  • Secure accommodation order
  • S.38(6) applications
  • Disclosure applications

Private Law

Judy regularly represents and advises on matters involving:

  • Intractable disputes concerning contact / living arrangements under child arrangements order
  • Allegations of sexual / physical  /emotional abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug / alcohol addiction
  • Psychological / psychiatric issues in connection with adults / children
  • Expert evidence
  • Appointment of Guardian

Judy is instructed on all aspects of Private Law proceedings including:

  • Child arrangements orders
  • Enforcement applications
  • Leave to remove from the jurisdiction
  • Specific issue / prohibited steps orders
  • Complex finding of fact hearings

Recent cases:

  • Re D - Instructed on behalf of M over a 3 year period involving two sets of public law proceedings. Variety of issues spanning addiction, domestic violence, mental health issues. Achieved reunification on both occasions and continued placement with M and family members
  • Re T - Instructed on behalf of F. Complex mental health and addiction issues. F, M and paternal grandparents ruled out. LA plan for placement order / adoption. Achieved placement with paternal grandparents who were unrepresented, LA applications dismissed
  • Re H - Instructed on behalf of maternal grandmother in circumstances where her daughter, the M, had been murdered.  Multiple expert assessments. Achieved placement of all grandchildren into her care
  • Re B - Instructed on behalf of F. Allegation of NAI on baby - F alleged perpetrator. Achieved successful reunification to care of the parents
  • Re S - Instructed on behalf of M. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse, cultural issues. Alleged hostility to contact. Complex finding of fact hearing
  • Re E - Instructed on behalf of F. Successfully defended allegations at finding of fact hearing achieving reunification of children to F’s care avoiding plan for placement order / adoption
  • Re M - Instructed on behalf of LA. Lengthy and detailed history spanning a wide range of issues establishing significant harm.  Allegations of misuse of S.20, alleged infringement of Article 8
  • Re B - Instructed on behalf of M. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse. Complex finding of fact hearing, findings made at first instance but decision reversed on appeal
  • Re R - Instructed on behalf of M. Application to discharge care order.  Detailed history, cultural issues, allegations of racial discrimination. Complicated risk and welfare analysis
  • Re M - Instructed on behalf of F. Court of Appeal - Successfully appealed finding of fact in relation to rape
  • Re L - Instructed on behalf of F. Allegation of sexual risk in connection with previous convictions. Expert assessments. Achieved reunification to care of the parents
  • Re H - Instructed on behalf of teenage M. M lacking capacity, acting via OS. Complicated mental health issues
  • Re M/C - Instructed on behalf of LA. Intricate family history. Allegations of sexual, physical, emotional abuse, addictions, mental health.  Lack of capacity - OS instructed. Multiple fathers, findings sought in relation to 3 parties. Findings broadly achieved
  • Re Y/H - Instructed on behalf of M. Allegations of sexual abuse against F, finding of fact hearing, findings made. Findings appealed, successfully defended appeal and achieved S.91(14) bar to further applications.
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Academic qualifications

  • BVC Inns of Court School of Law
  • LLB University of Westminster

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit