Profile submitted by Vanessa Meachin
Vanessa has been practising in family law since being called to the Bar in 1990. Her practice includes public law, private law, financial remedy proceedings and Court of Protection cases. Financial remedy proceedings: Vanessa regularly appears in complex cases involving business interests, inheritance, conduct and intervener applications. Her financial experience extends to cases relating to applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Private law: Vanessa has a wide ranging experience of child arrangement orders (previously residence and contact), specific issue/prohibited steps orders and applications to remove the child from the jurisdiction. Public law: She regularly appears in the High Court acting for parents, children and local authorities. Her cases range from factitious illness, complex medical cases to those of chronic neglect. Vanessa also accepts public access instructions in relation to financial remedies and private law. She is a regular speaker at seminars.
Association of Lawyers for Children; Family Law Bar Association; British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.
Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit (family, public/private and civil); Head of St Philips' Family Finance Team.