Veronica Newman became a barrister in 1984. After training in London Chambers, she practised in Manchester covering a broad range of civil claims. After private practice at the Bar she worked for two firms of solicitors, first in Manchester and then for a national law firm at their Cardiff office. Later she worked as a university lecturer in law and continues to conduct lectures to professionals from time to time. For example she lectured to Court Interpreters studying at Cardiff University in June 2015. In April 2016 she participated in Mock Mediation training at Cardiff University hosted by the Cardiff branch of the CIArb.
Veronica returned to practice in 2005 and practices primarily in the Family Court. Amongst the cases she deals with are child arrangements orders, including applications for prohibited steps orders, contact orders, variation of child arrangements orders, finding of fact applications; Care applications by local authorities, particularly representing parents. Applications on behalf of the Guardian and Local Authorities in care proceedings; Applications for injunctions against violent partners, applications for the removal of a partner/spouse from the family home, applications for a partner/spouse and children to re-enter the family home.
Veronica is used to sensitively representing clients with a range of education/communication difficulties. Veronica ensures clients can understand the purpose of their court visit and what outcome has resulted.
Veronica also practices in the civil courts and has represented clients seeking possession of property orders, compensation for personal injury, small claims proceedings. . With an interest in access to justice she has written a book and an e-book on Small Claims published by Law Pack.
Veronica is an accredited community and neighbourhood mediator (ONC) and a lay member of the Dental Complaints Panel of the General Dental Council. Veronica is a member of the FLBA
Veronica Newman is a barrister registered with Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. She is a sole practitioner and has professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd., Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST www.barmutual.co.uk. Bar Mutual provides cover for claims brought anywhere in the world.
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