Barrister

Polly Allison

Polly Allison

Call 2013

polly.allison@4bc.co.uk

020 7832 3200

Expertise

Polly has a busy and expanding family law practice, with an emphasis on care proceedings. She regularly acts for local authorities, parents and guardians. She has experience of cases involving neglect, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse and non-accidental injuries. Polly has a broad practice in representing both applicants and respondents in private law proceedings.

Polly has appeared at all judicial levels of the Family Court. In addition to family proceedings, she also accepts instructions in the Court of Protection and has represented local authorities in cases concerning capacity, best interest decisions and safeguarding duties.

Polly joined chambers after the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Susan Quinn, Tahmina Rahman and Jayne Harrill. Before coming to the Bar, she worked as a legal assistant in a successful law firm specialising in community care and mental capacity law.

Polly also worked as a McKenzie Friend and a court clerk in family proceedings. She has volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Education

University of Exeter LLB (Hons)(2011)
Kaplan Law School BPTC (2013)

Memberships

FLBA
Middle Temple
Young Legal Aid Lawyers