Areas of Expertise
Justine Lattimer specialises in child protection. She is highly experienced in serious and complex cases such as those involving sexual abuse, serious physical injury or factitious illness. Her experience in related crime during her first 15 years of practice provides her with valuable additional insight and expertise. She has a reputation for client care and in particular for her sensitive approach to clients with mental health difficulties or learning disabilities.
She has spoken at St Ives conferences and training events.
Justine Lattimer has been part of the St Ives Court of Protection team since its inception and has experience at both county and high court levels in a range of cases including those involving DOL. She regularly acts for the Official Solicitor as well as for other parties including local authorities.
Chambers & Partners 2015: “She picks up on the issues very quickly, and is very approachable and very good with clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2013: Justine Lattimer has a vibrant practice that has a particular emphasis on welfare and deprivation of liberty matters. “She is responsive at short notice and highly knowledgeable,” interviewees note.
Chambers & Partners 2012: Experienced family lawyer Justine Lattimer has a similarly bifurcated practice focused on welfare decisions and financial deputyship. She is increasing her workload in this area, and is noted for having “an assured court manner and friendly style.”