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Elin Hughes ‘is extremely talented at her job. She is able to develop a good rapport with clients and has produced excellent work, including a skeleton argument on a complex fact-finding case. She is very approachable and will go over and above for clients. She is a brilliant advocate.’ – The Legal 500 (Legalease) 2024
“Having instructed Elin in both private law and public law cases I have found her thorough and able to grasp and distil the issues quickly. She is approachable and able to make the client feel at ease.” Sadia French – Anthony King Solicitors (2021)
“An impressive advocate and very good at cutting through detail. Elin is approachable and favoured by clients.” Marilyn Willows – Partner, Desor & Co (2021)
Elin became a Member of Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage in October 2019. Elin accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas with a focus on financial remedies, private law children and public law proceedings. Elin has appeared at all levels of the family courts up to and including the High Court.
Prior to pupillage, Elin worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales and then as a family paralegal at a firm ranked No.1 in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Whilst a paralegal, Elin gained valuable experience on matters relating to complex financial remedies and child arrangements including matters with an international element.
Private Children Law
Elin is instructed in all areas of private children disputes including disputes that involve applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issues Orders. She has experience of representing parents in contact disputes where there are allegations of domestic abuse that include domestic violence and coercive and controlling behaviour.
Public Children Law
Elin has experience of representing local authorities, parents and guardians in care proceedings. As a pupil, she gained experience in a variety of complex care proceedings, including cases concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and chronic neglect.
Elin has assisted in training expert witnesses at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Elin acts in all aspects of family finance proceedings, including matrimonial finance and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
University of Leicester, LLB (2014)
BPP University, Bar Professional Training Course (2017)