Stella Young BSc (Hons)

Consultant (Head of Family Law)

Call Stella on: 07818 453544

Email Stella at: smy@jefferieslaw.co.uk

Stella is Head of the Family Law Department which she manages and leads. The departments profile and reputation has blossomed under her leadership, has expanded significantly and is acknowledged nationally as noteworthy.

She qualified in 1993 and joined Jefferies in 1997. She has undertaken children work since the inception of the Children Act 1989 which came into force largely in 1991.

She has been consistently and repeatedly instructed by CAFCASS on behalf of children since she was accredited to the Children Panel nearly 15 years ago. She has also represents parents and other relatives in care cases and private law cases.

Stella is a highly skilled and robust advocate and obtained her Higher Rights of Audience to appear in all tiers of Court. She is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and as such is an accredited specialist in children cases. She regularly acts as an assessor for the Law Society for new applicants to the panel.

Stella is particularly skilled and experienced as an advocate in complex cases of suspected non-accidental injury where medical evidence can sometimes be controversial and requires appropriate enquiry and challenge. She is also very experienced in cases involving large sibling groups and representing older children independently. She has dealt with a number of complex appeals and has appeared as an advocates in the High Court and Court of appeal.

Stella is also very experienced in dealing with complex Wardship, Adoption and surrogacy cases.