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Isabelle Watson acts for local authorities, parents and children in severe cases involving murder, sexual abuse, fabricated illness, parental alienation and serious physical harm.
Chambers and Partners Directory 2022 has ranked Isabelle Watson in band 4 for Family – Children for the 1st year running, and this year’s review reads as follows:
“A seasoned professional who is intellectually very strong. She’s appropriately collaborative with opponents when it comes to difficult cases.” Chambers UK Bar 2022-2023
Isabelle Watson specialises in complex public and private law cases. Isabelle has well-established expertise in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, neglect, child fatalities and emotional abuse. She is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents and children in the most severe and intractable proceedings. Much of her work now involves cases with parallel criminal proceedings and complex medical issues.
Isabelle is the Head of Chambers and a trainer for expert witnesses and the Middle Temple advocacy programme. She also participates in seminars provided by Four Brick Court. She has been a pupil supervisor (Middle Temple) since 2003.
Barrister Member of the Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service
King’s College, Cambridge, BA (Hons) French and Spanish
Polytechnic of Central London
Inns of Court School of Law (1991)