Mandy Short

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Mandy deals with all aspects of private children law, including applications for Child Arrangements Orders and contested relocation applications – both within and outside the jurisdiction. Mandy accepts instructions from all parties to proceedings, including on behalf of children, represented through their Children’s Guardians under rule 16.4.

In related matters, Mandy has provided advice and representation in cases concerning the recognition of foreign marriages and divorce.

In public law children matters, Mandy represents local authorities, parents, grandparents and guardians. Mandy is regularly instructed in very complex matters, and has considerable experience in cases involving alleged non-accidental injury, complicated medical evidence, sexual abuse cases, neglect and female genital mutilation.  Mandy frequently encounters applications within care proceedings for Special Guardianship Orders.

Mandy is has a wealth of experience in acting in cases with an international element, including in applications for international relocation.  Mandy receives instructions where the Court is considering international adoption and is often instructed in child abduction cases brought under the Hague Convention.

What the directories say

“She has a vast wealth of experience and she cares about her cases.”

“Mandy Short is someone who brings real technical knowledge and tenacity to her cases. She is always willing to fight for her client’s cause and is extremely approachable.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2024

“A very personable character, who’s supportive to vulnerable clients. She provides realistic advice at all times and focuses laser-like on the challenges of a case.”
Chambers & Partners 2023


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Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Family Law Bar Association
Legal Charities Committee member

Data Protection

Mandy Short's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) registration number is Z8778005.
Please see here for her Data Privacy Notice.