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Leading child protection QC joins 1 Crown Office Row

A QC who specialises in child protection cases has joined 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton.

Darren Howe QC represents parents, children and local authorities across the whole range of children-related disputes.

1COR said Howe specialises in complex cases at High Court level and above involving:

  • Disputes as to the cause of catastrophic injuries and/or death of children, particularly cases that may involve complex and ‘cutting-edge’ medical and scientific evidence;
  • Allegations of recent or historic sexual abuse; Fabricated or induced illness;
  • Disputes as to the deprivation of liberty of a child; Parents with special needs;
  • Vulnerable or child witnesses.

He also has extensive experience in contentious private law cases involving allegations of parental alienation, intractable contact disputes, domestic and international relocation.

Howe advises public and private bodies concerning child protection duties.