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Andrew Bagchi QC



Conversational French and German.

Andrew is regarded as one of the most versatile practitioners at the highest level.

He maintains a highly ranked practice in the Court of Protection

Andrew lectures regularly on family law and Court of Protection related topics

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Andrew Bagchi QC

Family Law Specialist

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Andrew is regarded as one of the most versatile practitioners at the highest level, practising in all areas of family law and the law relating to incapacitated adults in the High Court and the Court of Protection. He brings a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to complex child abuse litigation (murder, FII and sexual abuse), high conflict private law litigation involving children in both a domestic and international arena and difficult financial remedy litigation.

Alongside this, he maintains a highly ranked practice in the Court of Protection which involves issues relating to the validity of marriage, capacity to engage in sexual relations, deprivation of liberty and 'end of life' litigation. He has a strong appellate practice and was recently instrumental in achieving a unique second rehearing following identified judicial error at the first fact-finding hearing.

Andrew regularly represents parents, children and local authorities in serious and complex care and adoption proceedings, often involving allegations of serious harm including, sexual abuse, factitious and induced illness, child death and brain injuries.
In private law disputes, Andrew has a particular interest in cases with an international dimension, such as applications for the relocation of children to another jurisdiction or cases involving the status of foreign marriages or foreign divorce proceedings. He has recently achieved relocation orders in favour of clients seeking to relocate to Finland, USA and France.

Andrew also has an excellent reputation for acting in high conflict cases where the principle of contact is in issue either where there are allegations of serious parental misconduct. He recently achieved a transfer of residence for the father in an 'alienation' case and is currently acting in a number of further such cases.

He is also routinely instructed in financial proceedings consequent upon divorce and family breakdown and has a particular specialism in cases where one of the parties or children of the family suffer from disability, demonstrating the value of his simultaneous specialism in the Court of Protection. He is asked to advise in cases where the validity of the marriage is questioned.

Andrew regularly appears in the Court of Protection in cases involving the personal welfare, health and financial arrangements of persons lacking mental capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. He acts for the Official Solicitor and Public Authorities in complex health and welfare cases. He has a wide breadth of experience in cases which involve capacity to engage in sexual relations, marriage and international issues.

Andrew is also very interested in the protection of the vulnerable from financial exploitation and is involved in a number of cases where the exercise of powers of attorney and deputyship have been questioned.

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In 2014, Andrew was assessed by the Chambers and Partners Guide as one of only five family law barristers who are in the Top 100 junior barristers nationally.

Family Law QC of the Year 2020 (shortlisted)


QEGS Wakefield

LLB, Kings College, London

Bar Course (1989)

Court of Protection Bar Association (Committee Member)

Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association

Family Law Bar Association



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