Camille Habboo

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Camille has been involved in public law cases involving very vulnerable clients and witnesses which have necessitated the assistance of an intermediary to enable those witnesses to give oral evidence. Those cases have been the subject of judicial scrutiny up to Supreme Court level and have set standards and guidelines for the taking of evidence from particularly vulnerable clients.

Reported cases
27th June 2014 | Bailii

Re J (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 875

Father’s successful appeal against findings made of sexual abuse of the child. Points of interest include the Guardian’s representatives’ role where the father is a litigant in person, and the unfair process followed by the Judge as well as the wrong balancing exercise being conducted.

22nd March 2013

N v B v T&Y [2013] EWHC 820 (Fam)

Application by the maternal grandmother (N), for the adoption of her grandchildren (T and Y) aged 9, and 3. She originally applied for a residence order jointly with her husband, the maternal grandfather. However, they separated in February 2011 and he has played no role in the proceedings since. He was discharged as a party in February 2012. Application granted.

11th November 2012

Re MR (A Child) (Fact-Finding: Physical Injuries) [2012] EWHC 4258 (Fam)

Fact-finding hearing in care proceedings to establish what part, if any, the parents played in the child’s dramatic deterioration and other significant injuries sustained in the hours and days before hospital admission.

10th October 2012

SB v A Local Authority [2012] EWCA Civ 1269

Appeal by the father against findings of fact of a sexual nature made in a three-week trial. Appeal dismissed.

15th June 2011 | Jordan's

Re G and E (Children) (Vulnerable Witness) [2011] EWHC 4063 (Fam); [2013] 2 FLR 1556

Preliminary application as to whether G should give oral evidence in public law proceedings relating both to herself and her younger brother, E.


What the directories say

“Well regarded for non-accidental injury cases”
The Legal 500 2018

“Her gentle approach to cross-examination yields great results.”
Chambers & Partners 2018

“Recommended for non-accidental injury cases”
The Legal 500 2017

“She’s a really good pusher for the client – she will keep going.”                                        Chambers & Partners 2017

“Experienced in child abuse cases.”
The Legal 500 2016

“She has experience in child abuse cases and non-accidental injuries.”                                         The The Legal 500 2015

An astute tactician and a tireless worker
The Legal 500


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Legal 500 2018 Leading Individual
Chambers UK Bar 2018 Leading Barrister
Legal 500 2017 Leading Individual
Chambers UK Bar 2017 Leading Barrister
Legal 500 2016 Leading Individual
Chambers UK Bar 2016 Leading Barrister
Legal 500 2015 Leading Individual

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association