Head of Chambers

Samantha Bowcock was appointed to Queen’s Counsel in 2020, becoming the first home-grown member of Chambers to take silk.

Miss Bowcock KC regularly appears in the High Court in complex cases where it is alleged that death or serious harm to children has been caused.

Additional Information

Miss Bowcock KC has been recognised by Chambers and Partners over many years for, inter alia, her work ethic, fearless advocacy, and the provision of sensible and robust advice.

Miss Bowcock KC does not accept Public Access instructions.


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LLB (Hons) (Manchester) 1989.

Bar Vocational Course 1990.

Areas of Expertise

Public Law (Children) including adoption ‐ extensive experience of representing parents, children and local authorities in complex cases,

Private Law (Children),

Judicial Review and Human Rights cases involving claims arising from the children’s social care sector.

Professional Organisations


Recent Notable Cases

Represented one of the children, leading Mrs Emma Barron-Eaves from Chambers, before The Honourable Mr Justice MacDonald in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council v AM and another (Secretary of State for Education and another intervening) and other cases [2021] EWHC 2472 (Fam)

Represented the father leading Mr Michael Jones before The President of the Family Division in Re G (Child Post-Mortem Report: Delays) [2022] EWFC 55