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Family - Children

Gregory Rogers

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(Year of Call 1992)

Joined Chambers: 1993

Qualifications:

BA (Hons)

Background:

Greg has been a member of Chambers since 1993, he is the Deputy Head of Chambers.  He has extensive experience of private and public law proceedings, acting for Local Authorities, Parents and Children at all levels of the Family Court and before the Court of Appeal.  

The majority of his practice is public law children work including cases involving sexual, physical and emotional abuse.  He is frequently instructed in case of alleged non accidental injuries to children, and has experience of cases involving child death and child sexual exploitation.  

Greg has experience of both representing and cross examining children and other vulnerable witnesses, in particular those with learning disabilities.    Managing expectations, a willingness to address difficult and unpalatable issues head on, combined with sensible and pragmatic advice is an intrinsic  component of his representation. He brings a detailed knowledge of the law, with an ability to produce focussed and persuasive written and oral submissions woven into a relaxed but firm style.

Private law applications require a particular skill set, often emotions and ill feeling are running so high that the real issues are lost. 

Stripping through emotion to identify what is genuinely in the children’s interests is essential, but often forgotten.  Greg endeavours to inject some common sense, to focus on the real issues and achieve outcomes which genuinely benefit the children’s welfare.  

Good representation involves identifying the issues, applying the law, providing sensible advice no matter how unpalatable, and eloquent representation both in negotiations and in Court; that is Greg’s approach.”

Recommendations:

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Chambers & Partners 2017: "Excellent advocate, very diplomatic and good with clients. A well-respected barrister in court."

Chambers and Partners 2016: "He is standout and an absolutely class act. He is really well prepared and focuses on the issues without getting bogged down in the details." "He is a very good advocate; he has a very appealing style in court and is good at cross-examining."

Notable Cases:

RE H (A child) (Interim Care Order) [2002] EWCA Civ 1932, AllER (D) 183

RE R (A child) [2006} EWCA Civ 1748 – at first instance

RE T (Children: Placement Order) [2008] EWCA Civ 248, 1 FLR 1721, All ER (D) 279

SMBC v PR (SR Intervening) (Care Proceedings: Children’s Evidence) (No.1) [2012] 1 FLR 842, 2011 Fam Law 1332

SMBC v PR (SR Intervening) (Care Proceedings: Children’s Evidence) (No.2) [2012] 1 FLR 852, 2011 Fam Law 1332

 

Memberships:

FLBA

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