Samantha Reddington


  • Called: 2015

Specialist areas

Adoption and Special Guardianship
Care Proceedings


Samantha Reddington is an experienced child law
practitioner specialising in public law proceedings.
Prior to her call to the Bar in 2015 Samantha was a
solicitor specialising in children’s cases since 1999.
Samantha became a member of the Children Panel
in 2002. During her practice as a solicitor Samantha
was up until 2010 a partner in private practice (Legal
500 top tier firm Borneos), where she headed the
Care Team across all 3 offices and the Family team in

From 2010 until her call to the Bar, Samantha
practised as a freelance advocate specialising in
public law proceedings.

Samantha is adept at challenging evidence including
medical expertise from all disciplines.

Samantha acts on behalf of local authorities, parents,
children’s guardians, competent children and
intervenors in a wide range of cases:

• Serious non-accidental injury
• Fabricated and/or induced illness, including hospital
• Female Genital Mutilation
• Sexual abuse
• Concurrent criminal proceedings
• Human Rights Act claims arising from public law
• Chronic neglect
• Hearing impaired families
• Drug and alcohol abuse (including FDAC
• Adoption including adoptions with international
• Special Guardianship
• Domestic Violence
• Child arrangements disputes, including intractable
contact disputes

Thames Valley University (1995)

Law School:
London 1995-1996

Family Law Bar Association
Lincolns Inn.

Z (A Child), Re [2020] EWFC B13