Ginny Whiteley


Phone: 0151 243 6000

Year of call: 2010

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Ginny read Law at Keble College at the University of Oxford and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2010, having undertaken the Bar Vocational Course at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Ginny has since completed an LLM in Child Law by way of distance learning from the University of Northumbria, alongside her pupillage and early practice.  Ginny practises in all areas of family law with a particular interest in the law relating to children.


  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Family - Children

    Ginny is a Family Law specialist who works all over the North West, including Cumbria.


    In private law proceedings, Ginny has a range of experience, including cases in which guardians are appointed.  She acts for parents, extended family members and Local Authorities intervening in private law proceedings.  Ginny has recent experience of cases involving decisions about changing children’s school and relocation within the UK.


    Ginny regularly represents Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and children’s guardians in public law proceedings from first appointments to final hearings. These include proceedings in which children have suffered serious injuries and cases where issues have arisen around mental health and substance misuse.


    In injunction proceedings, Ginny regularly represents both applicants and respondents and has experience of making without notice applications. Ginny also has experience of finding of fact hearings in relation to domestic violence, both within injunction proceedings and proceedings relating to children.

    A Local Authority v B (2014)

    Acted for a father in care proceedings in which a child had been injured by either mother or her partner. Despite an initial negative assessment and little contact with the child prior to the proceedings, the case concluded with the child placed with the father.

    H v B (2014)

    Acted for a mother in private law proceedings, including a finding of fact hearing at which the court made all of the findings of domestic violence sought against the father.

    M v M (2012)

    Acted for the Local Authority, which had intervened in private law proceedings between mother and father. This included examination of a number of experts and lay witnesses in relation to serious allegations made by mother against father. The case concluded with the residence of the child moving from mother to father.
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