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Sasha Watkinson

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Sasha Watkinson - Deans Court Chambers


  • Highworth School
  • University of Liverpool
  • Inns of Court School of Law

Professional Associations

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Child Concern


  • Sir Thomas More Bursar
  • Hardwicke Scholar


Sasha undertakes public law work of the utmost seriousness, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse, acting for local authorities, parents and children alike. She was instructed by a local authority to conduct existing care proceedings involving complex legal issues surrounding identification of perpetrators in finding of fact proceedings. She was later led by Susan Grocott QC in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in the case now known as Re S-B UKSC17 [2010] 1 FLR 1161. She has also been led in High Court care proceedings involving the suspicious death of a child.

Alongside her public law work, Sasha also undertakes complex private law cases involving sexual abuse, implacable hostility and international relocation.

Notable Cases

  • Family

    Wigan Borough Council v M and Others (Veracity Assessments) [2016] 1 FLR 126

  • Family

    Re S-B [2010] 1 FLR 1161 (Supreme Court)

What the directories say

‘Polished, calm and compelling in court.’

Legal 500, 2018

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