Darren Howe QC
Grays Inn 1992 (Silk 2015)
- LLB (Hons) University of Hull
Darren specialises in the whole range of children related disputes. Darren regularly appears in complex public law cases concerning sexual abuse and non-accidental injury to children. Darren has a particular interest in complex private law children cases involving parental alienation and intractable contact disputes. Darren regularly appears in cases involving the international movement of children, same-sex couples and shared parenting, domestic and international surrogacy arrangements. Darren represents parents and children in private law cases involving domestic and international relocation.
Areas of Practice
Court of Protection
Darren is an experienced Court of Protection practitioner.
Recent Notable Cases
Re M (Rev 3)  EWHC 2082 (Fam)
Recent articles should include the following additions:
Enough is Enough: A report on Child Protection and Mental Health Services for Children and Young People (The Centre for Social Justice [June 2014])
Concurrent Planning: Achieving early permanence for babies and young children. BAAF July 2013
Marshall v Rubypoint  1 EGLR 69, (1997) 29 HLR 850
Re B - L (Children) (Care Proceedings: Responsibility for Injury)  All ER (D) 345 (May)
Re M (Children)  All ER (D) 46
Re G (Surrogacy: Foreign Domicile)  1 FLR 1047
Re L (Care Proceedings: Removal of Child)  1 FLR 575
Re T (Abduction: Rights of Custody)  2 FLR 1794
Re E (Abduction: Intolerable Situation)  2 FLR 485
Re S (Parental Order)  1 FLR 1156
A County Council v K and others  EWHC 1672
Re T (Care Proceedings: Drug Testing)  2 FLR 467
Re E (Withdrawal of Care Proceedings)  EWHC 2400
Re M (A Child) (Care Order: Findings Against Father)  All ER (D) 54 (Oct),  EWCA Civ 1819
SAB (A Child)  EWHC 385 (Fam)
Re B (A Child) (1980 Hague Convention Proceedings)  EWCA Civ 375
Re D  EWHC 2376 (Fam)
Appointments & Professional Memberships
Darren is a Recorder and is 'ticketed' to hear private and public law family proceedings and Deputy High Court Judge.
Member Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), South Eastern.
Removal of Children at Interim Hearings  Fam Law 321
International Surrogacy - A Country Tale, Family Law January 2008
Expert Evidence in cases of Alleged Non-Accidental Injury, Family Law October 2007
Training & Seminars
Darren has delivered many lectures within chambers, for external providers and local authorities on specialist subjects within his expertise, including such topics as adoption, care planning the Public Law case management protocol, paediatricians as expert witnesses, parenting orders and international surrogacy.
Principal place of practice 1 Garden Court Chambers, London