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Miss Margaret Parr

Call: 2008


  • BA Law (Jurisprudence): The Queen’s College, Oxford University
  • Ives Prize: The Queen’s College, Oxford University
  • Michel Exhibition: The Queen’s College, Oxford University
  • Lord Denning Major Scholarship: Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwick Entrance Scholarship: Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bar Vocational Course: Manchester Metropolitan University

” An absolutely safe pair of hands; clients love her” (Legal 500 2018) Ranked tier 1


Professional Memberships:

Family Law Bar Association

Practice Areas


Miss Parr has experience in representing Claimants and Defendants in RTA and personal injury cases. Miss Parr is regularly instructed in Stage 3 hearings, disposals, applications and trials.



Miss Parr specialises in family law and has appeared in the Court of Appeal and High Court.

Miss Parr represents parents, children and Local Authorities in care and adoption proceedings. She has experience of complex cases involving sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, substance misuse, mental health issues and neglect. She has experience in deprivation of liberty applications under the Court’s inherent jurisdiction.

In private law proceedings, Miss Parr represents parents and children and is experienced in dealing with intractable contact disputes, impacable hostility and international relocation.



Miss Parr acts in ancillary relief proceedings, including those involving pensions and company assets.

Miss Parr is thorough in her presentation of cases and is noted for her client care including her approachable and sympathetic manner.

Margaret is content to advise in conference in advance of hearings.

Books & Articles

Reported Cases:

MS v RS and BT (Paternity) [2020] EWFC 30 (22 April 2020) Here

Family Law Article Here

P (A child) [2010] EWCA Civ 588

D, (A Child), Re [2018] EWHC 2828 (Fam) (05 October, 18) [2018] EWCOP 31

M & Ors v Liverpool City Council [2018] EWFC B69 (12 November 2018)

I (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 898 (24 May 2019)

Areas of Practice

Miss Parr’s practice is primarily focused on family law, including ancillary relief, injunctive relief and public and private law children applications. Miss Parr has appeared before the Court of Appeal. She is also instructed in criminal cases, for both Prosecution and Defence in the Youth Court, Magistrates Court and the Crown Court. Miss Parr also undertakes a range of personal injury and common law civil work.



Miss Parr provides training for individual firms of solicitors by invitation.

Miss Parr was a speaker at the 2019 Liverpool Law Society Public Law Child Conference.


Legal Directory Recommendations:

Legal 500 2020 Leading Junior Family and Children Law

“Particularly strong on children matters, always adopting a child-focused approach” Ranked Tier 1

Legal 500 2019 Leading Junior

“An absolutely safe pair of hands; clients love her” (Legal 500 2018) Ranked Tier 1


Chambers and Partners 2020

Family Law specialist with a fast-developing practice that spans public and private children law matters as well as ancillary relief proceedings. Her clients include children, parents and local authorities.

Strengths: “She’s extremely impressive both with clients and before the court.” “She is really sensible and pragmatic, but a strong negotiator as well; she’s a rising star for children work.”


Chambers and Partner 2019

Family Law specialist with a fast-developing practice traversing public and private children law matters as well as ancillary relief proceedings. Her clients include children, parents, and local authorities.

“Has exceptional attention to detail, meticulous preparation and outstanding client care”.

“Incredibly personable and goes above and beyond in representation at court”

“A very safe pair of hands who is fantastic with client”


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