Barristers

Jeremy Weston QC


Called: 1991 / Silk: 2011

Summary

Jeremy is Queen’s Counsel specialising in all aspects of family law. He represents local authorities, parents and children (via Children's Guardians) at first instance and appellate level. He is well attuned to the needs of the client and is highly regarded for his approachable and personable manner, including his capacity to explain complex issues clearly.

Jeremy is a charming and highly persuasive advocate capable of quickly distilling the relevant issues and is always meticulously prepared. He has enormous experience in cases involving complex medical issues and the cross examination of experts.

Jeremy is Head of Chambers at St. Ives Chambers, Birmingham.

Public Law Children

Jeremy has expertise in the most complex of care cases, including:
• The death or serious injury of children (with a particular interest in head injuries)
• Sexual abuse (including acting for children both as victims and alleged perpetrators)
• Poisoning cases
• Fabricated or induced illness (FII)
• Judicial Review
• Inherent Jurisdiction

Private Law Children

Jeremy has extensive experience in protracted and complicated private law proceedings including:
• Residence (including internal relocation)
• Contact (including parental alienation and intractable contact disputes)
• Allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse
• Disputes over education, religion, medical procedures and changes of name
• Surrogacy and Parental Order applications
• Parenting disputes arising from same-sex relationships

Notable case:
Re B [2014] EWCA Civ 565
Re A (Children) [2013] EWCA 1611

International

Jeremy has extensive experience in protracted and complicated international law proceedings including:
• Child Abduction
• International relocation
• Human Rights

Memberships

Chair of West Midlands FLBA

Publications

Challenging and Defending Local Authority Child Care Decisions (April 2013) Jordans Publishing (Co-Author)

Seminar/Training

Regularly lectures on all aspects of child law. Invited speaker for Jordan’s, Butterworths and CLT.

Court Work Skills training to 14 local authorities in 2011 as part of the West Midlands Social Work Retention Project (funded by the Government Office).