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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Elizabeth McGrath QC

3PB Barristers - Birmingham

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  • Mezzanine floor,
  • Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  • B4 6AT

Profile submitted by Elizabeth McGrath QC

Practice Areas

Liz has specialised in the field of family law for over 20 years and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2014. She appears regularly in complex high net worth financial remedy cases and has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving private limited companies, partnerships and extensive property and pension portfolios. Liz is often instructed in cases in which there are parallel private law children issues with particular emphasis on ‘residence’, ‘contact’, relocation, LGBT parenting and surrogacy. Liz has extensive expertise in public law, acting for Local Authorities, parents and children in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She has been instructed in a number of complex fact finding hearings involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, and has appeared in a number of reported cases. Liz’s vast experience across the field of private and public family law, and her down to earth, approachable manner, is known to inspire confidence in her instructing solicitors and enables her to establish a productive and easy rapport with lay clients. Her thorough approach to preparation means that she is quick to identify the crucial issues in complex cases. Whilst Liz gives firm and fair advice with an eye to early resolution where possible, if proceedings require a judicial decision she has a reputation for concise, robust and effective advocacy.

Professional Memberships

Association of Lawyers for Children; Family Law Association; British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.


Called 1987. Silk 2014.