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Call: 1991

Albion Chambers

Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR

  • Overview

    Formerly a solicitor (admitted 1988) Claire Rowsell is a specialist Children Law practitioner.

  • Child Law Public

    Claire acts in Public Law Children cases for local authorities, guardians and parents. She also acts in complex private law cases where a 16.4 Guardian has been appointed for the child. Claire has experience of cases involving sexual abuse of children, domestic violence, non-accidental injuries where the medical evidence was complex.

    Claire frequently acts for mentally-ill, vulnerable and learning-disabled clients. She is known for her direct and practical approach to cases.

    Reported cases:

    Re W and B [2001] EWCA Civ 757 [2001] 2 FLR 282

    Re S (Minors) (Care Order: Implementation of Care Plan) [2002] UK HL 10(2002) 1 FLR 815

    Re L (Care: Threshold Criteria) [2007] 1 FLR 2050

    Cases of interest include:

    Re BH where a team manager was found to have attempted to make the case social worker perjure herself

    Re CP where there were NAIs to a baby. Complex medical evidence regarding brain injury and the child was returned to the mother who was exculpated from all blame.

Claire Rowsell


  • LLB (Hons) Wales

Professional memberships

  • Western Circuit
  • FLBA