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Shiva Ancliffe QC

Barrister

About

Shiva Ancliffe QC is a tenacious new silk, specialising in all aspects of private law children cases and public law care cases. She has a growing arbitration practice and her wealth of experience in private children matters, and her fair approach, make her ideally suited for children’s arbitration work.  

Experience

Shiva specialises in all aspects of private law children cases including complex fact-finding hearings, parental alienation, and those with an international element.  

She also has considerable experience in public law care proceedings and undertakes complex cases including non-accidental injury, serious sexual abuse, and factitious illness. Her practice also involves, forced marriage, child abduction and adoption.  

Shiva has a growing arbitration practice and her wealth of experience in private children matters and fair approach make her ideally suited for children’s arbitration work.  

Outside of work, Shiva is a co-opted trustee of her local Women’s Aid branch. 

Practice Areas

International Family Law

Private Law Children

Public Law Children

Dispute Resolution

Local Authority

Cases

Re S (A child) 

[2019] EWCA Civ 1845 

 

Y (A Child) (s.38(6) Assessment) 

[2018] EWCA Civ 992 

London Borough of Brent v D and Ors 

[2017] EWHC 2452 (Fam)
 

LB Hounslow v M and F 

[2015] EWFC B214
 

Re H (A Child) (Analysis of Realistic Options and SGOs) 

[2015] EWCA Civ 406
 

Re B (Placement Order) 

[2014] EWFC B180
 

GO v EN & Ors 

[2014] EWHC 3622 (Fam)
 

Local Authority 1 & Others v AF (Mother) & Others 

[2014] EWHC 2042 (Fam)
 

Re: W (Minor) (Contact application:procedure) 

FD 12.10.99
 

Re ZZ and Others 

[2014] EWFC 9
 

London Borough of Camden D (Mother) & Ors 

[2013] EWHC B35 (Fam)
 

B (Children), Re 

[2002] EWCA Civ 701 

Education and Professional Memberships

LLB (Hons) – Birmingham City University 

Bar Vocational Course 

CIArb Children Arbitration course 

Family Law Bar Association 

Lincolns Inn 

Association of Lawyers for Children 

Bar Council Remuneration Committee 

Resolution 

Languages

Farsi