Elisabeth James


Child Law

Elisabeth is a partner and head of the Child Law team.  Elisabeth represents parents, professional guardians and children, who are competent to instruct a solicitor on their own, in all proceedings relating to children.  Prior to qualifying, Elisabeth worked with an international charity helping adolescents and young adults in England, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Elisabeth is an accredited member of The Law Society's Children Law Panel.  The accreditation is designed for children law practitioners who are able to demonstrate awareness, knowledge and expertise in children law proceedings and the representation of children in such proceedings.

  • Areas of expertise include
  • Care proceedings and child protection
  • Adoption
  • Special guardianship
  • Residence/contact disputes   
  • Complaints against Children’s Services


  • Professional memberships
  • Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel
  • Hampshire Incorporated Law Society


  • And in her spare time
  • Outside of work she enjoys playing ’cello in various orchestras and string quartets and has a wide range of musical interests.

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