Collette Price

Profile

Collette has previously been listed in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in family. She has over 20 years’ experience working within Family Law and is relied on by both solicitors and clients for her attention to detail and commitment to seeking a resolution to their cases in their clients’ best interests.

She believes in advising clients as early as possible about the potential outcomes of their cases to allow them to make the right decision for them. She is also conscientious and efficient in providing feedback to solicitors where they cannot be present at court.

Collette’s public law experience is extensive including cases involving sexual abuse, serious physical harm, brain injuries and Facitious Illness Syndrome. She frequently represents local authorities from around the area as well as parents and other family members who find themselves involved in the family law system.

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Notable Cases

Re S – private law case including a 16.4 Guardian (2015)

Protracted proceedings involving allegations of sexual abuse and domestic violence. A finding of fact hearing led to all allegations being dismissed and, ultimately, a direction for shared care.

Re G – private law case including a 16.4 Guardian. (2015 / 2016)

Private law proceedings in which there were allegations of sexual abuse by the father. Following a finding of fact hearing the court concluded that the children had been coached to make allegations and the children moved to live with their father with immediate effect.

W v L – private law case including a 16.4 Guardian. (2017)

A long-running private law dispute between parents who had never lived together, late into which, mother made allegations of rape. At a finding of fact hearing the court made all of the findings sought by the mother and contact between father and child was terminated.

Re G-P [2019] EWCA Civ 56 (Peter Jackson, Leggatt LJJ, Moor J.) (2018 /2019)

Led by Nkumbe Ekaney QC representing the Intervenor in a fact finding hearing involving a young child with multiple serious injuries.

Re G (2019)

A case before the Designated Family Judge to review care planning for two sisters whose plans had been changed after final orders were made. Complicated legal issues were raised about the court’s powers at this stage.

Re T & W (2019)

Representation of a grandmother, originally suspected of causing head injuries to a baby, who was exonerated and, at the end of the proceedings was trusted to care for her grandchild.

Re K (2020)

Collette represented the Local Authority in a case involving pornographic images being found on a father’s phone. The issues centred on attribution of the indecent images, father denying that they had been accessed by him.

Re B & C (2023)

Public law proceedings in which the Local Authority alleged that injuries had been caused by parents shaking their baby. Expert evidence called to consider whether the injures were fully or partially birth-related.

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Practice Areas

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Associations

Family Law Bar Association

North Eastern Circuit