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.
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.
International Family Law
Private Law Children
Public Law Children
Re S (A child)
 EWCA Civ 1845
Y (A Child) (s.38(6) Assessment)
London Borough of Brent v D and Ors
LB Hounslow v M and F
 EWFC B214
Re H (A Child) (Analysis of Realistic Options and SGOs)
Re B (Placement Order)
 EWFC B180
GO v EN & Ors
 EWHC 3622 (Fam)
Local Authority 1 & Others v AF (Mother) & Others
 EWHC 2042 (Fam)
Re: W (Minor) (Contact application:procedure)
Re ZZ and Others
 EWFC 9
London Borough of Camden D (Mother) & Ors
B (Children), Re
 EWCA Civ 701
Education and Professional Memberships
LLB (Hons) – Birmingham City University
Bar Vocational Course
CIArb Children Arbitration course
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Bar Council Remuneration Committee