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Kossar Kitching
Call 1999
Specialisms: Family, Matrimonial Finance
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Contact

Tel: 0191 232 1927 or 01642 247 569


Email

k.kitching@trinitychambers.co.uk

Kossar Kitching


SPECIALISMS 

  • Family Law

Particular Specialisms

  • Public Law
  • Private Law
  • Financial Remedy
  • Removal from the Jurisdiction
  • Adoption (including foreign adoption)
  • FMPO and FGMPO
  • Proceeds involving fabricated and induced illness

Kossar practices exclusively in the area of Family Law having established a thriving practice and a keen interest in the subject.

Public Law

Kossar regularly represents parents, CAFCASS and Local Authorities in all courts including the High Court. She has experience of acting in cases involving profoundly serious allegations against parties involving fact finding and consequential applications. She has been instructed as a junior to and appears against Leading Counsel. Kossar has a wealth of experience in dealing with parents who lack capacity and dealing with vulnerable adults and for those from ethnic backgrounds. Kossar has sound judgment and the ability to analyse and distil complex and often sensitive issues.  Recent reported cases include :-
Re G-P (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 56 (Peter Jackson LJ, Leggatt LJ, Moor J)
Junior counsel representing a father successfully resisting an appeal where the trial judge, at the conclusion of a 4 week fact finding hearing involving allegations of inflicted injury, sexual abuse, FII and neglect, had found that the intervener was responsible for inflicting serious head, hymenal and other injuries to the subject child.
Re B (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 23/8/17 (McFarlane, Thirlwall and Moylan LJ)
Junior counsel representing the grandmother seeking long term care of the subject child where the trial judge’s interventionist approach was found to have “crossed the line”.

Private Law

Kossar is regularly instructed in complex private law children disputes (domestic and international), intractable contact cases and has significant experience of being instructed on behalf of the child in rule 16.4 cases. Her experience includes applications for Leave to remove from the jurisdiction to both Hague and non-Hague Convention countries. Kossar has a clear and sympathetic approach to clients and is known to be very approachable, personable and pragmatic.

Financial Remedy

Kossar accepts instructions in matrimonial finance including financial remedy applications, TOLATA and cohabitation disputes. She has a particular interest in family property cases involving third party assets and disputes over the ownership of property. She is happy to give advice prior to the issue of proceedings to advise on the best approach in cases to try and reduce costs.

Kossar is experienced in dealing with clients whose first language is not English and can speak conversational Urdo and Punjabi

CASES

  •  High Court proceedings involving a 15 year old child with complex behavioural issues where serious sexual and physical violence had been perpetrated by her father.
  • Successfully obtaining Forced Marriage Protection Orders for different Local Authorities where vulnerable minors were at risk.
  • Successfully representing Local Authorities in a number of long running and complex care proceedings in relation to allegations against parents of chronic neglect.
  • Ancillary relief proceedings where a number of assets were transferred to other family members and where overseas assets, non disclosure and third party claims were involved.
  • Advising prospective adopters in an application to adopt a child from Cambodia.
  • A number of private law cases involving a change of residence as between parents, in intractable hostile contact disputes and cases involving litigants in person.
  • Representing the Local Authority in a complex case where serious injuries have been caused to a child including “baby shaking” in one case and induced and factitous illness in another. Both cases involved evidence from a number of leading medical experts.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit 
  • Association of Asian Lawyers
  • The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
  • Winner of the 2016 Asian Business Connections award (professional category)

LECTURES & SEMINARS 

Kossar has delivered lectures and seminars to Resolution, Local Authority Solicitors and Social Workers on recent Court of Appeal decisions.

EDUCATION 

  • University of Northumbria - Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
  • University of Teesside LLB (Hons) 2:1
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Central Newcastle High School

PUBLIC ACCESS 

Kossar is qualified to accept instructions directly from family law clients in both children law and matrimonial finance matters. Any such requests should be directed to her clerks in the first instance.