Sandra Fisher

Call: 1993



Sandra is a Children Law specialist with extensive experience in care proceedings, Private law disputes (including International relocation of children), adoption, child abduction, wardship and forced marriages.

Sandra practises mainly in the High Court and County Courts representing local authorities, parents, childrens guardians and other family members. She is often instructed by Cafcass and Cafcass Legal and has also acted for local authorities in relation to PII in criminal cases.

Sandra is qualified to take on work on a direct access basis.


The majority of Sandra’s care cases relate to non-accidental injury (including skull fractures and subdural haematoma, multiple fractures, bone disorders and serious bruising) as well as sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol, mental health and chronic neglect. A significant number of her cases have involved complex medical and clinical evidence as well as parallel criminal proceedings, where a parent has been accused and convicted of killing a partner.

Recent Event

Co-Chair for Nagalro Conference on 4th October 2021 entitled ‘Black Childrens Lives Matter - How you can best serve them’

Reported Cases

Re: M-Y [2018] EWCA Civ 1306

Re : RP [2019] EWCA Civ 680

Medway Council v MI & Ors [2016] EWFC 74

Medway Council v JB & Ors [2015] EWHC 3064 (Fam)

Re: S (Wardship: Peremptory Return) [2010] EWCA Civ 465 [2010] 2FLR 1960


LLB (Hons)


Inner Temple
Leonard Woodley QC


Areas of Practice

Family Law Public [including with International, FGM and terrorism elements]

Family Law Private [including international re-location and child abduction]

Deprivation of Liberty

Court of Protection



Inner Temple

Association of Lawyers for Children

Family Law Bar Association


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