Ann Chavasse

Call - 1971 Joined Chambers - 2006
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Ann Chavasse retired from the Bar in February 2017.  She was a senior family law specialist with considerable High Court and Court of Appeal experience. She specialised in Care and Adoption cases representing parents, children (through their guardian) and local authorities in complex cases of physical and sexual abuse and neglect.

Whilst retired from practice, Ann continues to support the team by writing articles, presenting lectures and editing the Family Group publications.


Chambers & Partners 2016: “She is a strong performer. She is always very well prepared, has a good court manner and she is a real fighter. She is very effective.” “She is a very well-known and respected senior junior, particularly in care work.”

Notable cases

Re K 2005 Court of Appeal 2006 2 FLR 868 – representing the children where the younger child had suffered serious brain damage.


Family Law Bar Association

Further Information

Ann is a regular and experienced lecturer. She has spoken across the whole spectrum of family work on St Ives Chambers Seminars and Conferences, for Central Law Training and Jordans.

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Relevant Articles

  • Family Group Summer Newsletter 2019 now available to download

    Within the summer edition of the Family Group Newsletter you will find a range of articles including: ‘Modern Families Conference’ by Ann Chavasse. ‘NAI...

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  • Family Group Newsletter (Spring 2019)

    Within this edition of the Family Group Newsletter, you will find a range of articles including: Jeremy Weston updates his article ‘Female Genital Mutilation:...

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