Darren Ward

Barrister

Year of call 2020

Areas of practice Children law (public), Children law (private)

Biography

Darren joined Chambers in December 2020 to complete his Second Six having been granted exemption from the majority of pupillage due to his extensive previous experience.

Darren had a successful career as a solicitor specialising in care proceedingsĀ  before deciding to pursue his passion for advocacy and transferring to the Bar. He worked in private practice for 9 years representing children, their parents and guardians and local authorities before moving in house with local authorities for 4 years. Darren worked for a number of different local authorities so has invaluable experience of their processes which informs his practice, both when he is representing the local authority and when he is against them. He is organised, thorough and good at building effective working relationships.

Darren was a member of the Law Society Children Panel from 2013 onwards.

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons) London Metropolitan University