Molly Giles
Molly Giles


Molly specialises in all aspects of family law concerning children; public law care proceedings, adoption, private children law and domestic abuse.

Molly regularly represents local authorities, parents and children and has experience of cases including serious inflicted injuries, sexual abuse, CSE, fabricated illness, deprivation of liberty, revocation of placement orders, opposing adoption orders, abduction, domestic violence, alienating behaviours and children giving evidence.

Molly is a tenacious and determined problem-solver and aims to work as a team with all her clients (both professional and lay clients) to achieve excellent outcomes. As such, Molly is readily contactable to discuss and assist in the ongoing management of a case.

Molly is committed to thorough preparation; allowing her to provide clear advice about how to pursue relevant aims and objectives.

Molly values the importance of engaging empathetically with clients and is personable and sympathetic in helping people deal with stressful and difficult proceedings.

Molly is approved as a pupil supervisor.

Recent cases of interest have included:

Representation of children abducted to Pakistan and Northern Cyprus (TRNC) respectively.

As a junior to leading Counsel for a Local Authority in care proceedings concerning extensive allegations of fabricated illness by a parent including falsification of symptoms and unnecessary invasive medical intervention sought for the child.

Representation and advice in relation to jurisdiction on behalf of a child following a permitted relocation of a child to the Czech Republic and an application for a child arrangements order which pre-dated the relocation. This included consideration of the post-Brexit legal landscape and whether and how a request to the Czech authorities to transfer jurisdiction should be made.

Representation and advice in care proceedings as to whether the former same-sex partner of the mother had any standing to intervene.

Representation of children in private law proceedings concerning allegations of alienating behaviours, with a recommendation of change of residence.

Representation of a parent in care proceedings concerning a child with highly specialist medical needs.


University of Durham: Law LLB (Hons) 2:1
Nottingham Law School: Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent
Gray’s Inn: Scholarship  – Steen Award

Appointments and Memberships

Direct Access Accredited

Pupil Supervisor



Molly Giles

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