New joiners for family barristers team at 3PB

3 Paper Buildings (3PB Barristers) – the large national barristers’ chambers - are delighted to announce today, that in their latest two recruits to their 68-strong family team,  senior family barrister Andrew Neaves will be joining from St Philips and former solicitor Sarah Tierney – who was  deputy head of the family team with solicitors Glaisyers – will also practice from 3PB in Birmingham.

Andrew Neaves, who has 40 years experience as a barrister, specialises exclusively in the law relating to children with a focus on more complex public law cases – often involving medical evidence - in the Family Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Co-author of “Family Law and the Human Rights Act 1998’ published by Jordans, Andrew was also the Head of the Health and Welfare Court of Protection team at his former chambers and regularly undertakes work in the Court of Protection and related cases under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court. Andrew also undertakes judicial review work in which the issues are related to his family practice and to his work in the Court of Protection.

Sarah Tierney, who completed a shortened-pupillage with 3PB, qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and was a solicitor-advocate before becoming a barrister. Sarah practises exclusively in children law and has considerable experience in public law proceedings. A member of the Children’s Panel since 2005, Sarah has throughout her career undertaken significant advocacy on behalf of parents and children.  She is a highly sought out barrister to act for children, parents and other family members in particularly complex care, adoption and secure accommodation proceedings.

Specialist Birmingham-based family QC Vanessa Meachin said: “We welcome both Andrew and Sarah to the team. Both will be great additions to the family  and specialist children teams in the Midlands and across the UK.”