Gregory Rogers

Call - 1992
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Public Law Children

Greg has been a member of Chambers since 1993, and is the Deputy Head of Chambers.  He has extensive experience of:

  • Private law proceedings
  • Public law proceedings
  • Acting for Local Authorities
  • Parents and children at all levels of the Family Court and before the Court of Appeal

The majority of his practice is public law children work, including cases involving:

  • Vulnerable and protected parties
  • Complex factual and medical evidence
  • Sexual abuse including intra and inter familial abuse
  • Physical abuse including domestic abuse, fabricated illness, NAI and child death
  • Emotional abuse in all its forms

Greg has experience of both representing and cross-examining children and other vulnerable witnesses, in particular those with learning disabilities.  He has undertaken Vulnerable Witness Training.

Managing expectations, a willingness to address difficult and unpalatable issues head on, combined with sensible and pragmatic advice is an intrinsic component of his representation. He brings a detailed knowledge of the law, with an ability to produce focussed and persuasive written and oral submissions woven into a relaxed but firm style.

Private law applications require a particular skill set, often emotions and ill feeling are running so high that the real issues are lost. Stripping through emotion to identify what is genuinely in the children’s interests is essential, but often forgotten.  Greg endeavours to inject some common sense, to focus on the real issues and achieve outcomes which genuinely benefit the children’s welfare.

Good representation involves identifying the issues, applying the law, providing sensible advice no matter how unpalatable, and eloquent representation both in negotiations and in Court; that is Greg’s approach.

Notable cases

RE H (A child) (Interim Care Order) [2002] EWCA Civ 1932, AllER (D) 183

RE R (A child) [2006} EWCA Civ 1748 – at first instance

RE T (Children: Placement Order) [2008] EWCA Civ 248, 1 FLR 1721, All ER (D) 279

SMBC v PR (SR Intervening) (Care Proceedings: Children’s Evidence) (No.1) [2012] 1 FLR 842, 2011 Fam Law 1332

SMBC v PR (SR Intervening) (Care Proceedings: Children’s Evidence) (No.2) [2012] 1 FLR 852, 2011 Fam Law 1332


BA (Hons)


Family Law Bar Association


Chambers and Partners 2021: “He is very good with agitated clients. His knowledge is second to none and he brings a certain calmness to a case.”

Legal 500 2021: “Extremely experienced and knowledgeable, he presents his cases diligently, calmly and extremely effectively.”

Chambers & Partners 2020: “He’s always impressed me in terms of his level of preparation and focus, and is very effective in court.”

Legal 500 2019: “Recommended for care cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2019: “Clever and measured.” “A calm and confident advocate.”

Legal 500 2018: “Regularly acts in public law children cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2018: “A superb barrister whose legal knowledge is brilliant. He gets to the core of the issue and fights for his clients in court.” “He is a great matrimonial finance lawyer and is very good on the child law side.”

Chambers & Partners 2017: “Excellent advocate, very diplomatic and good with clients. A well-respected barrister in court.”

Chambers & Partners 2016: “He is standout and an absolutely class act. He is really well prepared and focuses on the issues without getting bogged down in the details.” “He is a very good advocate; he has a very appealing style in court and is good at cross-examining.”

Further Information

Greg joined Chambers in 1993.  He is the Deputy Head of Chambers.

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