Lee Pearman

Lee Pearman

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020 7832 3200

What our clients are saying
‘Lee is that rare breed of Barrister who is utterly fearless and intensely committed, whilst developing and maintaining an essential compassionate rapport with his clients’ Raj Bhattoa, Partner, Manders Law

‘Having worked with Lee Pearman for 17 months in a longstanding complex care matter, I have found him to be tenacious, helpful, conscientious, collaborative, thorough, committed, and a pleasure to work with.  Lee is outstanding Counsel with exceptional analytical and technical skills and someone who always goes that extra mile’.  Local Authority Solicitor (2020)

Lee specialises in child protection proceedings, providing confident representation in care, adoption and all forms of private family law applications. He accepts instructions on behalf of local authorities, parents, grandparents and the children’s guardian.

Lee has appeared in cases involving:

  • Sexual abuse including rape allegations of one parent, a child and between siblings
  • Female genital mutilation Child protection cases which have an ongoing criminal investigation of child cruelty, neglect and sexual abuse
  • Fabricated induced illness (FII)
  • Non accidental injuries (NAI) including skull and bone fractures
  • All forms of substance misuse
  • Parents and children with significant disabilities
  • Cases involving cross examination of a child or vulnerable adult
  • Human Rights
  • International placement of children

Lee is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities and, on occasions, has been asked to take over the representation of care proceedings due to their complexity.

He enjoys a collaborative approach to case management and is always willing to be contacted by instructing solicitors and senior management to discuss and advise on matters that arise out of hours and during weekends.

Lee has a long-standing interest and experience in human rights issues: in 2002 and 2010 he lived in Kingston, Jamaica and worked with the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights. He continues to have contact with Jamaican attorneys and legal education professionals. Whilst in Jamaica, in 2002, Lee led a successful fact-finding mission to Haiti. Lee is a member of the Colombian Caravana and was part of The International Delegation of Lawyers to Colombia in 2014 and 2018.


University of London (SOAS), LLM Public International Law (1999)
Inns of Court School of Law


Spanish (Advanced: B2)

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