Top South Coast children law solicitor-advocate transfers to 3PB

20th March 2023

Nigel Hawkins

Top children expert Nigel HawkinsNigel HawkinsCall: 2023 (pictured here), who qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has over 25 years’ experience of advocacy in family law and specialises in public and private children proceedings, has joined the 80-strong family team at national chambers 3 Paper Buildings (3PB).

A member of the Law Society's Children Law Accreditation Scheme, Nigel is a regular favourite of court-appointed Children's Guardians - and the former head of the Child Care Department at a well-known law firm - across the South Coast of England. Nigel also routinely acts for children, parents, extended family members and local authorities. He is a also a trained mediator and has been a Collaborative Lawyer in the past and has an outstanding track record as a highly effective negotiator for his clients.

Vanessa Meachin KC, who heads 3PB's Family Law Group, said: "Many of us have seen that Nigel brings great skill, standards and pragmatism to his professional and lay clients alike; and has an exceptional reputation and very busy practice in children law. His work and understanding of procedure are exceptional and we all look forward to working with him as colleagues now. Very warm welcome to you, Nigel."

Nigel Hawkins commented that: "I have known 3PB for many years and admired their excellent reputation, the quality of their counsel and the cases that the team attracts. Now that I have transferred across to the Bar, 3PB was my first choice to expand my career as a children law barrister."

If you wish to instruct Nigel or discuss his availability, please contact his clerk Rob Leonard on [email protected] or by calling him on 01202 292102.