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Gwen Williams is a Senior Partner and works in the Children team at Goodman Ray.

She specialises in complex child law cases representing children and their families. She has developed a strong reputation in representing families in difficult cases involving local authorities where abuse or neglect is suspected. She has a particular interest in representing older children directly.

Gwen has been a member of the Children Panel since 2000 and is instructed regularly by guardians in public law cases. She has been involved with the running of refuges in North and South London since 1994 and has been the chair of the Board of Trustees of Solace Woman’s Aid since its inception in 2007.

Gwen represented the parents in one of the first reported cases involving so called ‘miracle babies’.

Re Haringey London Borough Council v C, E and Another Intervening

2006] EWHC] 1620 (Fam) [2007] 1 FLR 1035 (Fam)

She was the solicitor in the following reported cases

Re N (McKenzie Friend: Rights of Audience)

[2008] EWHC 2042 (Fam)

A Council v M and Others(no1) (fact finding; adoptive child;artifical Insemination( 2012)

2013 2 FLR 1229;92012)EWHC 4241 (Fam)

A Council v (1) M(2) F(3)A(4) B, C, and D (by their Children’s Guardian)(reporting restrictions) (2012)

Gwen also represented the father of Neon Roberts in the highly publicised case involving consent to medical treatment for a young child with a brain tumour.