Paul Storey QC

Door Tenant

Call 1982 | Silk 2001

Introduction

Paul practises mainly in the field of children law. He has extensive experience in complex and high profile High Court cases involving allegations of serious non accidental injuries and homicide especially those concerning scientific or medical issues.

He has extensive experience in Appellate work in the Court of Appeal ranging through public law cases, private law cases, those with a human rights element, paternity and disclosure. He also has significant experience in the Supreme Court, having appeared on numerous occasions .

His private law practice includes cases with LGBT issues, and those involving disclosure issues, and alleged sexual abuse.
He has been involved in a number of cases concerning individuals with learning disabilities or other vulnerabilities and has a particular interest in these areas.

Inevitably, in a practice such as this, Paul’s cases regularly involve the application of the Human Rights Act 1998, in which again, he has a particular interest.

Notable Cases

  • Re Y(Fact Finding) [2018] EWFC B20
  • Re D(a child) [2017] EWHC 3075 (Fam)
  • Bucks CC v Andrews and Ors [2017] EWFC B19
  • Bournemouth CC v A Mother and Ors [2017] EWFC 18
  • Medway BC v R and others(Participation of vulnerable parties) [2016] EWFC B104
  • Re AD & AM(Fact Finding:Rehearing) [2016] EWHC 2912 (Fam)
  • Re J(Rev 1) [2016] EWFC 12
  • Re AD and AM(Fact-Finding hearing) (Application for re-hearing) [2016] EWHC 326 (Fam)
  • Re: S(a child) (care proceedings:surrogacy) [2015] EWFC 99
  • Kent CC v D and others(5) (Rehearing) [2015] EWFC 96
  • Kent CC v ad and others(4) [2015] EWFC 95
  • Kent CC v D and others(3) (Application for rehearing) [2015] EWFC 94
  • Kent CC v D and others(2) (Fact Finding) [2015] EWFC 93
  • Re X and Y(Children Disclosure of judgment to police) [2015] 1FLR 1218
  • Re A & B(Contact) (No 1) [2015] 2FLR 883
  • Re J(Vulnerable witness: Sexual Abuse: Fact finding) [2015] 1FLR 1152 CA
  • Re L(Withdrawal: Head injuries-unknown cause)(Rev 1) [2015] EWFC 67 (06 July 2015)
  • HB(a child) [2015] EWFC 74
  • E A and L(Children) ) [2014] EWHC B21 (Fam
  • Kent CC v D and others [2014] EWFC 59
  • Torbay Council v A Mother and others [2014] EWHC 479 (Fam)
  • Re IB and EB(children) [2014] EWHC 369 (Fam)
  • Re B(a child) [2014] EWCA CIV 843
  • Re A(A child) (Vulnerable witness: Fact finding) [2014] 1 FLR 146, FD
  • Re A(care proceedings: Learning disabled parent) [2014] 2 FLR 591
  • Re A(A Child) [2013] EWHC 3502 (Fam)
  • Lancashire County Council v R [2013] EWHC 3064 (Fam)
  • Re A(Sexual abuse: Disclosure) [2013] 1 FLR 948, SC
  • Re J(Care proceedings: Past possible perpetrators) [2013] 1 FLR 1373, SC
  • Re B(Care proceedings; Appeal) [2013] 2FLR 1075, SC
  • Re A(Disclosure) [2013] 1 FLR 919, CA
  • Re F(Paternity registration) [2013] 2FLR 1036 CA
  • London Borough of Sutton v Gray & Ors(No.1) [2013] 1 FLR 833, FD
  • Re G & E(Children) (Vulnerable witness) [2013] 2 FLR 1556
  • London Borough of Sutton v Gray & Ors(No.2) [2013] 1 FLR 914, FD
  • Re B(A child) [2013] 2 FLR 388, CA
  • Re A(A child) (Vulnerable witness) [2013] 2 FLR 1473
  • Re C-G(Contact Order Staying Contact with Father) [2013] 2 FLR 1307 CA
  • Devon County Council v EB [2013] EWHC 968 (Fam)
  • P&L(Contact) [2012] 1 FLR 1068
  • Re M(A child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1905, CA
  • SB v A Local authority [2012] EWCA Civ 1269, CA
  • Re JS [2012] EWHC 1370 (Fam)
  • Re J(Children) [2012] 2 FLR 842 CA
  • Re C & D(Photographs of injuries) [2011] 1 FLR 990, FD
  • Re L(Children) (Fact finding: Appeal) [2011] 2 FCR 247, CA
  • Lancashire CC v D & E [2010] 2 FLR 196, FD
  • Re M(Adoption: Leave to oppose) [2010] 1 FLR 238, FD
  • Re M(Children) (Fact finding hearing: Residence Order) [2010] EWCA Civ 67, CA
  • Re D(Care proceedings: Preliminary hearing) [2009] 2 FLR 668, CA
  • Re LM(Reporting restrictions: Coroner’s inquest) [2008] 1 FLR 1360
  • B v Torbay council [2007] 1 FLR 203, FD
  • R (Plymouth City Council) v Secretary of State for Education & Skills [2005] 2 FLR 1279
  • Re C(A child: Contact) [2004] All ER (July), CA
  • Hampshire CC v S, L & Ors [2004] EWHC 2720 Fam, FD
  • Re B(Non accidental injury) [2002] 2 FLR 113, CA
  • Re M(Residence) [2002] 2 FLR 1059, CA
  • Re L(Care proceedings: Disclosure to third party) [2000] 1 FLR 913, FD
  • Re W(Residence Order) [1999] 1 FLR 869, CA
  • Re C(Care or Supervision Order) [1999] 2 FLR 621, FD
  • Re B(Residence Order: Status quo) [1998] 1 FLR 36, CA
  • U v W(Attorney General intervening) [1997] 2 FLR 282, FD
  • Roy v Roy [1996] 1 FLR 541, CA

Appointments and Memberships

Assistant Recorder - 1999
Recorder - 2000
Queen's Counsel - 2001
Deputy High Court Judge - 2004
FLBA
South Eastern Circuit
Lincoln's Inn