Theresa Lim

Year of Call: 2019
Solicitor: 2005
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Telephone: 0330 332 2633
Clerk Name: Ian Charlton
Clerk Telephone: 0330 332 2633
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Private law

Theresa Lim has a wide range of experience in private law applications, and applications under the Family Law Act.Theresa regularly acts for parents, carers, and Rule 16.4 Guardians.

Theresa is experienced in representing parties in private law cases involving:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse (parent and or sibling)(acting for the alleged perpetrator/victim/non-perpetrating parent or carer)
  • Domestic violence and sexual abuse/offending
  • Parental Alienation
  • Implacable hositility
  • Serious mental illness/psychological disorders
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Removal from the jurisdiction/relocation in England and Wales
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders including a child’s end of life care
  • S.91(14) Orders
  • Recovery Orders
  • Tipstaff
  • S.37 reports/ICO/ISO

Theresa has represented parties in non-molestation and occupation order proceedings and has combined the protective orders under the Children Act and Family Law Act to obtain protection for victims of domestic violence and so-called “honour” violence.


“Tenacious and talented”.  "She is an advocate who will fight her client’s case tirelessly but fairly”. Theresa has the ability to “communicate with lay clients in a compassionate way, whilst in turn communicating effectively with her peers and the judiciary” – Head of Childcare Department

“Exceptionally competent advocate” – Principal Solicitor

“Theresa’s advocacy skills are excellent” – Solicitor & Director

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Academic qualifications

  • LPC, The College of Law, Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)(Hons), Nottingham Trent University

Professional bodies

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children