Samantha Whittam

Specialist in:

Samantha undertakes all aspects of private law work, acting for parents and for separately represented children.  Her work includes relocation cases (both within the jurisdiction and overseas) and cases involving the litigation of serious allegations of domestic abuse or child sexual abuse within the private law sphere.

Samantha undertakes complex public law matters for local authorities, parents and children.  In recent years, Samantha has increasingly developed a specialism in representing children who are competent to give instructions in their own right.  Samantha has a particular interest in cases involving disputed non-accidental injuries and complex medical evidence.

Reported cases
20th December 2005 | Jordan's

Re C (Care: Consultation with Parents Not in Child’s Best Interests) [2005] EWHC 3390 (Fam); [2006] 2 FLR 787

Care proceedings – Local authority – Duty to inform and consult parent – Application.

Professional Qualifications

BA (Hons) Bristol University
MA (Distinction) London University
CPE (Commendation) City University

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
Middle Temple