Victoria Roberts

Called in 2009

Areas of Practice
Family, Local Authorities & Public Law, Direct Public Access Barristers, Child Abduction

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Practice Profile

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Legal 500 (2017)


Victoria is ranked as a Leading Junior for Chilldren Law in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 who say "She is reliable and goes above and beyond the call of duty for clients"
 

Practice Profile

 

Victoria undertook a common law pupillage and initially practised in criminal, civil and family law. She now practises exclusively in family law and specialises in proceedings in relation to children.

Victoria receives instructions on a wide range of family law matters.  She has significant experience of complex care proceedings, acting for local authorities, parents, connected persons and children’s guardians.  She is regularly instructed in cases involving:

  • Allegations of non-accidental injuries, including with conflicting medical evidence and management of rehabilitation plans;

  • Allegations of sexual abuse;

  • Allegations of radicalisation;

  • Forced marriage and forced marriage protection orders;

  • FGM and FGM protection orders;

  • Child sexual exploitation;

  • Cultural and religious concerns;

  • Vulnerable parties and parents with learning difficulties;

  • International elements, including where jurisdiction may be in issue and placement out of the jurisdiction.

Victoria is experienced in the use of the inherent jurisdiction, including applications for contra mundum orders and injunctions. 

In private law children matters, Victoria acts in cases involving international issues, such as child abduction and leave to remove applications.  She is also instructed where there are serious allegations of domestic violence and abuse requiring fact finding hearings.   

Victoria is also instructed in proceedings under the Matrimonial Causes Act, TOLATA and the Family Law Act. 

Victoria is noted for her sensitive approach to vulnerable clients and ability to manage difficult characters.  Clients have commended Victoria for her robust, problem-solving approach and valuable advice early on in cases, such as advising on experts, evidence and disclosure requirements. 

Victoria also delivers lectures, seminars and training for solicitors and other professionals on matters relation to children proceedings. 


What clients say;


"Victoria has an excellent rapport with clients. They are impressed by her and are happy for her to represent them again. The clerks are well organised and extremely helpful" - Parm Bhambra, MLC Solicitors
 

Professional Memberships

 
Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

Education

BVC (Very Competent), GDL (Commendation), College of Law
MA in International Relations, University of Essex
BA (Hons) History (2:1), University College London
Bar Vocational Course Exhibition

Personal

Victoria's interests include cooking, travel and theatre.

Victoria is the chairman of the Burma Campaign UK.


Direct Access 

Victoria is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme and will accept instructions in appropriate cases.

 

 

Education

BVC (Very Competent), GDL (Commendation), College of Law
MA in International Relations, University of Essex
BA (Hons) History (2:1), University College London
Bar Vocational Course Exhibition

direct access

Victoria is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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Contact

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5 Pump Court

Temple, London

EC4Y 7AP

T 020 7353 2532

F 020 7353 5321

E clerks@5pumpcourt.com

Document Exchange

LDE 497 Chancery Lane

Hours

8.30 am until 7.00 pm

Urgent out-of-hours

07976 368031

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