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Court of Protection

Jeremy Weston QC

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Head of Chambers

(Year of Call 1991, Silk 2011)

Joined Chambers: 1996

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons)

Background:

Jeremy has undertaken training in respect of all aspects of Court of Protection work.

He has developed experience via his family work with regard to working with vulnerable adults and has experience of cases involving issues of capacity, decisions over their welfare, issues over deprivation of liberty and forced marriages.

Recommendations:

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Chambers & Partners 2017: "Specialist children's counsel, highly regarded and tactically astute." "Jeremy is approachable, easy to work with, affable with the client and gives good advice."

Legal 500 2016: "An expert on highly complex public children law matters."

Chambers & Partners 2016: "He is a very persuasive advocate who doesn't waste words. He gets to the point and judges like him because his style is straightforward and down to earth." "A specialist children’s counsel who is highly regarded and tactically astute."

Chambers & Partners 2015: "He is a skilled and intelligent advocate."

Legal 500 2014: ‘Strikes the right balance between robust and fair.’

Chambers & Partners 2014: "His cross-examination and the way he handles cases is astounding. He always ensures that the client is involved in decision-making and that they understand what is actually going on. Jeremy is also very willing to go the extra mile."

Legal 500 2013: The ‘excellent’ Jeremy Weston QC is ‘smooth’ and ‘unflappable’.

Chambers & Partners 2013: A family law specialist with "a fantastic eye for the detail of a case". His practice is principally focused on difficult care cases concerning the death or sexual abuse of children.

Legal 500 2012: Jeremy Weston QC has ‘a gift for reducing the temperature in acrimonious or sensitive cases’.

Chambers & Partners 2012: Joining Keehan in silk this year is Jeremy Weston QC, whom observers describe as an 'efficient, thorough and intelligent barrister with a good manner with clients.'

Legal 500 2011: has a child-focused practice, as does Jeremy Weston QC, who is 'intellectually astute and creative in the application of cutting-edge developments and 'provides comprehensive and elegantly crafted documents.

Chambers & Partners 2010: A personable and appealing all-round advocate who is building up a reputation in the childcare arena.

Legal 500 2010: Jeremy Weston is 'highly respected for children law matters'.

Chambers & Partners 2009: Jeremy Weston puts clients at ease with his charming and genial demeanour. He is praised for his effective advocacy, and really knows what he is doing when it comes to both public and private children work.

Legal 500 2009: Jeremy Weston is 'always in the top rank of the hundreds of advocates I see in action'.

Notable Cases:

XCC v MA and others [2010] EWHC 3382 (Fam)

Further Information:

Regularly lectures on all aspects of child law. Invited speaker for Jordans, Butterworths and CLT.

Court Work Skills training to 14 local authorities in 2011 as part of the West Midlands Social Work Retention Project (funded by the Government Office).

Deputy Head of Chambers

Head of Chambers Family Team

Publications:

Challenging and Defending Local Authority Child Care Decisions (April 2013) Jordans Publishing (Co-Author)

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