Bronwen Jones#6468

Bronwen Jones

Barrister, Goldsmith Chambers
Bronwen specialises in asylum and immigration and children family law.

In family law, Bronwen acts in cases concerning the care and safeguarding of children, applications under the Family Law Act 1986 and 1996, and matters concerning the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court. In private children law, she has experience of contested applications for temporary removal from the jurisdiction; jurisdictional disputes pursuant to BIIR; proceedings under the Hague Convention; fact-finding hearings; shared care arrangements; multi-party proceedings; and s. 10 applications for leave to apply for s. 8 orders, including in the context of post-adoption contact. Her experience in public law proceedings includes interim and final contested hearings for public law orders; s. 34(3) and (4) applications; secure accommodation; s. 8 and special guardianship orders as outcomes to care proceedings; private adoption; and application for permission to apply for the revocation of a placement order.

In immigration law, Bronwen acts for claimants and appellants in all matters concerning asylum, immigration, and nationality law. She appears frequently in asylum appeals in both the First-tier and Upper Tribunals and has also represented appellants at the Court of Appeal. She acts in judicial review proceedings both at the Upper Tribunal and the High Court. She specialises in protection appeals and cases involving asserted breaches of Convention rights. Her cross-expertise in family law is particularly useful in cases involving the best interests of children pursuant to s. 55 of the 2009 Act. She also provides expert opinions on immigration law in family proceedings.
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Age assessments—immigration and asylum
Age assessments—immigration and asylum
Practice notes

This Practice Note discusses undocumented migrants claiming to be children, the general policy of the Home Office on assessing age, local authority age assessments and the procedure for challenging local authority age assessments.

Asylum seekers with children under 18 and unaccompanied asylum seeking children who reach 18
Asylum seekers with children under 18 and unaccompanied asylum seeking children who reach 18
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a brief overview of support for families with children under the age of 18 who claim asylum, failed asylum seekers who have children under the age of 18 and unaccompanied asylum seeking children who reach the age of 18 while under the care of a local authority.

Family with dependent children who have no leave to remain and who have not made a claim for asylum/protection
Family with dependent children who have no leave to remain and who have not made a claim for asylum/protection
Practice notes

This Practice Note discusses issues that a local authority (LA) should consider in its treatment of non asylum seeking families with no leave to remain and dependent children, including the LA’s duties towards a family of this type and the steps that an LA can take to avoid breaching the family’s rights under the European Convention of Human Rights.

Local authority duties towards unaccompanied asylum seeking children
Local authority duties towards unaccompanied asylum seeking children
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers the local authority’s duties where a child (person under the age of 18) arrives in the UK alone.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2009

Membership

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee

Qualifications

  • LLB (2009)
  • MA (2003)
  • BA (2002)

Education

  • College of Law (London) (2009)
  • Queen’s University (Canada) (2003)
  • McGill University (2002)

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