Lily Brett

Year of Call: 2022

Lily practices exclusively in all areas of family law, with a particular focus on private children law and financial remedy proceedings.

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Lily practices exclusively in all areas of family law, with a particular focus on private children law and financial remedy proceedings.

Family, Children & International Family

Private Children

Lily manages an extensive practice in private children law proceedings entailing a wide variety of issues including cases with an international element, serious allegations of domestic abuse (with regard to PD12J), substance misuse, mental health issues and parental alienation. She is regularly instructed at each stage of proceedings, including fact-finding hearings and contested final hearings.

Public Children

Lily has a significant amount of experience within public children law proceedings after dedicating several years working within the childcare team for various Local Authorities before joining the Bar. In particular, her role as a Legal Officer on behalf of the London Borough of Islington has equipped her with extensive knowledge of complex care proceedings and in-house advocacy experience. Lily continues to represent Local Authorities, Parents and Children’s Guardians in public children law proceedings.

Financial Remedies

Lily has a growing practice in financial remedy proceedings under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

Non-Molestation & Occupation Orders

Lily has dealt with a vast number of injunctions, including without notice and urgent applications to secure immediate protection for her clients. She is acutely aware of the statutory guidance set out in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 to ensure a vulnerable witness is protected throughout proceedings.

Additional Information

Lily has also worked as a Childcare paralegal on behalf of Lambeth Council as part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) to investigate where institutions failed to protect children in their care. 

During her time at University, Lily completed her Masters in Family Law, consisting of regular volunteering at the ELFC in private Children Law Act 1989 applications advocating on behalf of parents.

Lily also set up and ran her own food preparation business whilst at university. 

Education and Scholarships


  • The University of Law: Masters of Laws Degree.
  • The University of Law: BPTC.
  • The University of Law: GDL.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University: Professional Placement.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University: First Class BSc (Hons).


  • GDL: The University of Law.