Adoption and Special Guardianship
Representation of Children
Lianne Murphy is a highly experienced child law practitioner specialising in public law proceedings. She is adept at communicating with lay clients of all ages and cognitive abilities, managing each case with care and compassion. She works hard to ensure a level playing field for all clients, enabling them to fully engage with the legal process. Lianne’s highly developed forensic skills and medico-legal knowledge make her well suited to the rigorous demands of Non-Accidental Injury and Fabricated and Induced Illness cases. She is regularly led by King’s Counsel and often acts as a Leading Junior Counsel in more complex proceedings.
Lianne represents parents, children’s guardians, competent children and intervenors in a wide range of cases:
- Serious non-accidental injury
- Fabricated and/or induced illness, including hospital intervenors
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Concurrent criminal proceedings
- Human Rights Act claims arising from public law proceedings
- Chronic neglect
- Drug and alcohol abuse (including FDAC proceedings)
- Special Guardianship
Inns of Court School of Law (2001)
Family Law Bar Association
What our clients are saying
Lianne Murphy is described as having ‘A first-class mind whose attention to detail in medical cases is second to none.” She is renowned for her in depth knowledge of Human Rights.
Lianne has consistently been listed as a leading junior in Family and Children Law in the Legal 500.
Z (A Child), Re  EWFC B13
P (A Child), Re  EWCA Civ 720 ( 1 WLR 4486,  2 FLR 893,  3 FCR 9,  EWCA Civ 720,  WLR 4486,  WLR(D) 228;
M (Care Proceedings: Finding of Fact Hearing: Fractures)  EWFC B50 (14 July 2017)
Northamptonshire County Council v AS and Others  EWCH 199
Devjee v Patel  EWCA Civ 1211
Pro bono work
Lianne is very much committed to pro bono representation and is willing to continue to represent clients in circumstances were funding is no longer available and the interests of justice require continued representation.