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"Very approachable and very well prepared. He is well respected by judges and professionals." "A very friendly, professional and diligent barrister. He works incredibly hard and does his job incredibly well." - Chambers and Partners 2019

Tim Donnelly specialises in children law.  

In public law, Tim receives regular instructions from local authorities and acts on behalf of family members and children’s guardians. He has a particular interest in cases involving complex medical evidence (including suspicious death, factitious and induced illness, shaking and sexual abuse) and cultural/religious issues.

In private law, Tim acts for adult family members and children (by their guardians) across the spectrum of private law disputes including child arrangements (residence, contact), child abduction and removal from the jurisdiction.

Tim also provides advice and representation for local authorities and family members involved in proceedings regarding forced marriage or ‘honour violence’.

Tim regularly gives seminars to solicitors and provides court skills training to social workers.

Directory Recommendations

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019

“Very approachable and very well prepared. He is well respected by judges and professionals.” “A very friendly, professional and diligent barrister. He works incredibly hard and does his job incredibly well.”

Memberships/Professional Qualifications

  • FLBA
  • North Eastern Circuit