Michael Nicholls QC
Barrister and author. Practices in Western Australia and England. Specialist in family law, international family law and medical ethics, including jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement, conflicts of laws and children's cases including parenting, status, surrogacy, abduction and relocation and disputes about medical treatment, including disputes about human fertilisation, embryology and surrogacy arrangements.
Member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Family Law Bar Association (England & Wales) and the Family Law Practitioner’s Association of Western Australia.
Consultant to the Council of Europe's Family Law Committee
Member of the English Family Justice Council's International Family Law Committee.
Visiting lecturer at the Academy of European Law, Trier
Formerly head of the UK child abduction unit and UK representative at the Hague Conference and Council of Europe, legal adviser to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Medical Association. General Rapporteur of the 2006 Council of Europe Conference on improving children’s access to justice.
Extensive publications include "International Movement of Children - Law Practice and Procedure" (Jordans Family Law, 2004), "The New Brussels II Regulation" (Jordans Family Law, 2005), “The Human Rights Act 1998 – A Special Bulletin for Family Lawyers”, "Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Saving treatment in Children - A Framework for Practice" and “Consent, Rights and Choices in Healthcare for Children and Young People’ (2001).
AREAS OF PRACTICE
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