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Jamil Khan

Call: 1986

Practice Areas


  • Public law children cases including care and adoption
  • Private law children cases
  • SGO
  • Forced Marriage including Forced Marriage Protection Orders
  • Radicalisation and Terrorism
  • FGM
  • HBV (Honour based Violence)
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Experience of acting for a wide variety of clients including parents, children, extended family members, Guardians, local authorities and the Official Solicitor



  • Public Interest Immunity
  • Human Rights


Court of Protection


Recent Cases Of Interest

  • K, Re (Revocation or Adoption: A Declaratory Judgment) [2023] EWFC 267 (29 September 2023)Link to case here






  • A Local Authority v M & F (Care orders and Wardship) [2018] EWHC 3295 (Fam)Link to case here


Areas of Practice

Having completed a pupillage with Mark Hedley Esquire [later  Mr Justice Hedley] I initially developed a mixed practice including crime, civil and family:

  • Crime: Including offences against the person, dishonesty offences and supply of drugs
  • Civil: Including PI, Landlord and tenant [eg. R v Knowsley MBC ex parte Bowen]
  • Civil actions involving the police [eg.  Mulvaney v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police (CA)]
  • Family: Public and private law [eg Re P (Adoption) (Natural Fathers Rights), Re T ( Care Orders)

Having developed and consolidated my expertise in family law, I now specialise in it.

Public Law:

  • Acting for parents, local authorities, guardians, children, the Official Solicitor and others for example grandparents and interveners.
  • Dealing with complex cases involving disputed expert evidence.
  • Dealing with all manner of public law cases for example care applications, placement orders, adoption, special guardianship and post adoption contact as well as appeals.
  • The range of issues include:
  • Infant deaths, infanticide, murder of siblings and so called ‘honour’ killing.
  • Non-accidental injuries including fractures and NAHI
  • Sexual abuse.
  • Domestic violence.
  • HBV (Honour based Violence)
  • Forced marriage
  • FMPO
  • Mental Health including allegations of factious illness.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Transracial, transgender and transborder matters.
  • Human Rights.
  • Public Interest immunity.
  • Radicalisation and Terrorism
  • FGM
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Age Assessment cases
  • Closed material procedure

Private Law:

  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Special Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Forced Marriage Issues
  • FGM

Issues Include:

  • Implacable hostility and allegations of ‘parental alienation’.
  • Domestic abuse.
  • Sexual and other abuse.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Removal from the jurisdiction.
  • Child abduction.
  • Issues of transgender.
  • PR including issues involving non-biological parents.
  • Involvements of children and guardians pursuant to Rule 16 FPR
  • Representing Parents, grandparents and other interested third parties for example partners of parents.


  • Ability to handle a wide range of witnesses from experts, lay witnesses through to children.
  • Experience of conducting hearings using different modes of communication including use of language interpreters, sign language experts and use of lip readers.
  • Use of video link to conduct hearings.
  • Ability to speak Urdu and Punjabi.
  • Providing training for a cross section of professionals.

Examples of a recent training which I have provided for solicitors and social workers:

  • Interim removal of children in care proceedings
  • Court skills for social workers
  • Care planning
  • Care Orders/ supervision Orders and placement of children at home with a parent
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Secure Accommodation Orders
  • Deprivation of liberty Orders
  • Adoption
  • Post adoption contact


  • FLBA
  • PIBA
  • Child Concern


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