James Mulholland

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James is regularly instructed in complex matters and represents parents, grandparents and children. He has represented clients where there have been allegations of parental alienation, domestic abuse and sexual abuse.  James also advises and represents those who seek the Court to make orders regarding specific issues in relation to their children’s welfare, such as disputes over medical intervention and schooling.

Reported cases
18th October 2022 | [2022] EWFC 124

F v M & Ors

24th July 2014 | [2014] EWHC 2749 (Fam)

D (A Child: Private Law Proceedings)


James has experience of representing parents, grandparents and children at all levels of complexity. James has a particular interest in representing vulnerable parents in public law proceedings.  James is regularly instructed in lengthy hearings regarding allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, domestic abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.

James has experience of representing clients in matters concerning health, personal welfare and the deprivation of liberty. He welcomes instruction from all parties to proceedings.

James is regularly instructed in matters concerning removing children from the jurisdiction on a temporary or permanent basis.

What the directories say

“He is very much on the ball and is a very good advocate.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2024

“A very logical thinker and a fine advocate. He takes a very sensitive and empathetic approach to his cases.”
Chambers & Partners 2023


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Professional Qualifications

MA Political Science, The University of Edinburgh
LLB, The College of Law
Graduate Diploma of Law, The College of Law
Bar Vocational Course, The College of Law

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Data Protection

James Mulholland's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) registration number is Z2642513.
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