Gillian Kane


Having worked as a Clinical Psychologist for a number of years before being called to the Bar in 2002, Gill specialises in Family Law, welcoming instructions in all aspects of Children Act work, both public and private law. Gill regularly receives instructions from Local Authorities, Parents, other family members and from Children through their Solicitors and Guardians.

Gill’s training informs her approach to client care and makes her a popular choice amongst solicitors, particularly in cases involving vulnerable or difficult clients. She is regularly instructed to represent clients with mental health issues or learning disabilities. Gill has a unique understanding of cases involving issues of mental health, drug and alcohol usage and capacity. She also undertakes domestic violence work and cases of forced marriage.

Gill receives regular instructions from Local Authorities in cases involving all aspects of child abuse, serious physical non-accidental injury, emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and allegations of fictitious illness. Her background is particularly useful in dealing with expert evidence and cross-examination.

She also undertakes Court of Protection work, and is a qualified Mediator and a Director of Fountain Mediation. Gill has recently been awarded an LL.M. in Mental Health Law. The Masters course covered a wide range of topics relevant to Mental Health Law and Mental Capacity. Gill’s dissertation concentrated on the issues involved when seeking to deprive children and young people of their liberty. This further qualification enhances Gill’s busy practice in the Court of Protection and in representing patients at Mental Health Tribunals.

Recent Cases

Re C (A Child) v XYZ County Council [2007] EWCA Civ 1206, [2008] 1 FLR 1294



Practice Areas

Family Law

Court of Protection and Mental Health


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