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Call: 2006

Alice Darian

Albion Chambers

Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR

  • Overview

    Alice Darian is a specialist in family law, and has built a substantial child care practice based on a combination of thorough preparation, confident and effective advocacy, and an ability to put clients at ease in the most difficult circumstances. She is regularly instructed to represent local authorities, parents and children in County and Family Proceedings Courts across the circuit.

  • Child Law Public

    Alice has extensive experience representing parties in all contested matters including:

    • EPO applications
    • ICO applications
    • Contact applications
    • Applications for assessment under section 38(6)
    • Fact-findings involving allegations of sexual/physical abuse
    • Applications for care and placement orders at final hearing

    She also has considerable experience representing those who do not have capacity to act in proceedings and require assistance from the Official Solicitor. Including experience of difficulties encountered when a party does not accept that they lack capacity and the need for the Court to make findings in that regard.

    Recent cases have also required experience of representing those with significant learning disability, identifying appropriate form of assessment including appropriate approach of parenting assessment.

    Notable cases:

    • Re J, M and C – Care proceedings involving representation of intervener accused of causing burns, bruises and bilateral fractures to toddler.
Alice Darian


‘Alice has an easy but professional presence in court. She’s always very well prepared.’

Chambers and Partners 2024

‘Alice always goes the extra mile for her clients.’

‘She is a strong advocate and highly respected.’

Chambers and Partners 2023

‘A first-class advocate who always goes the extra mile.’

Legal 500 2023

“She is exceptional. She builds an excellent rapport with clients and has great attention to detail. Her paperwork is very strong and she is a great all-round advocate.” “She’s super-bright and also really personable. She’s really easy to work with but no pushover either.”
Chambers and Partners 2022

Legal 500 2022

“A fearless advocate. Strong and quick on her feet. Years ahead of her call. Very diligent, strong paperwork with phenomenal attention to detail. Very user friendly. My go-to counsel for everything.”
Legal 500 2021

“She is clear and concise, and articulates her case in a very appropriate and sensible fashion.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

‘Alice Darian… possessed of a solid family law practice, with a particular focus on care proceedings. She is widely praised by peers and instructing solicitors for her dedication, calm approach and sensitive manner with the clients… “Alice is very diligent and approachable. She is good with clients and works really hard.” Recently handled various complicated and sensitive care cases, involving non-accidental injury, allegations of rape and sexual abuse, and concerns about contact and residence.’
Chambers and Partners 2014


  • LLB Cardiff

Professional memberships

  • Western Circuit
  • FLBA