Angela Bennett

Year of Call: 2005


Education

LLB Hons English Law and French Law,
University of Manchester, 2004

BVC Manchester Metropolitan University, 2005


Following completion of the BVC in 2005, Angela commenced her pupillage in London. Upon the successful completion of her pupillage, Angela accepted an offer of tenancy and continued to practise in London until the summer of 2014. During this time, Angela practised in all areas of family law (private law children, public law children and financial relief).

On returning to the North West in the summer of 2014, Angela was employed by a local authority for just over three years, undertaking care proceedings and ancillary applications. For more than a year, Angela had the conduct of cases and latterly practised as the local authority’s in house advocate. Angela is well versed in local authority practices, including the pre-proceedings process, legal planning meetings, the issuing of urgent applications, liaison with partner agencies, as well as the conduct of proceedings.

Angela joined Chambers in November 2017, having accepted an offer of tenancy. Angela specialises in Children Act proceedings, public law and private law, with particular emphasis on public law proceedings. Angela represents all parties in proceedings – local authorities, parents and children, as well as interveners. Angela has considerable experience of many of the issues raised within public law proceedings including, but not limited to, sexual abuse and inflicted injuries.

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Re J [2016] EWFC 12
Led on behalf of the local authority. Complex medical evidence, shaken baby and brain injuries, minors in the pool of perpetrators, case management concerning the evidence of minors and legal argument.

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