Henry Lamb

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Henry is regularly instructed in complex private law proceedings relating to all aspects of child arrangements disputes, including ‘implacable hostility’ cases, ‘no contact’ cases and cases where there have been allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.  Henry has a particular strength in cases involving applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction and internal relocation.  Henry is regularly instructed in child abduction cases, wardship cases and adoption cases, including those with an international element.

Henry is an experienced child protection practitioner and has been at the forefront of a number of leading cases in this area.  Henry has particular expertise in cases which involve complex medical issues, substance misuse and cases which have a significant foreign element, including placement and adoption abroad and cases involving abduction.

Reported cases
10th June 2016 | Bailii

A Local Authority v D (2016) [2016] EWHC 1438 (Fam)

Issue in care proceedings relating to procedural basis for applying out of time for a Supervision Order. The case has change the law in this area. Mostyn J accepted Henry Lamb's submission that the Court of Appeal has wrongly interpreted the law over the last 21 years
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12th November 2010

Richmond London Borough Council v B, W, B and CB [2010] EWHC 2903 (Fam); [2011] 1 FLR 1345

Care proceedings — Expert evidence — Alcohol abuse — Validity of hair testing to establish consumption below excessive consumption — Presentation of chemical analysis results
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3rd July 2009 | Bailii

London Borough of Brent v S [2009] EWHC 1593 (Fam)

Henry Lamb appeared for a Local Authority in wardship proceedings in relation to a 17 year old who had no parents in the UK and wanted to travel to Pakistan to find his family
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29th July 2008 | Bailii

Re S [2008] EWCA Civ 1652

Henry Lamb appeared in the Court of Appeal in relation to committal proceedings arising from publication of confidential material
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Henry is regularly instructed in complex financial remedy proceedings.  Henry advises and represents clients about the financial consequences of the breakdown of marriages and civil partnerships, and has been involved in cases with multi-jurisdictional issues, cases involving trusts and corporate assets. Henry can also advise clients in relation to child maintenance issues, enforcement actions, foreign court orders and costs cases.

Henry is regularly instructed in cases that have a significant international element.  Henry has a particular strength in child abduction cases, wardship cases, international adoptions and applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction.

Reported cases
3rd July 2009 | Bailii

London Borough of Brent v S [2009] EWHC 1593 (Fam)

Henry Lamb appeared for a Local Authority in wardship proceedings in relation to a 17 year old who had no parents in the UK and wanted to travel to Pakistan to find his family
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Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Family Law Bar Association
Legal Charities Committee member