Barrister | Called 2004

Raymond Plunkett


Raymond was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1973. He acted as a Stipendiary Magistrate between 1989 and 1995, in which latter year he obtained his Higher Rights of Audience.

After prosecuting crime for Thames Valley, West Yorkshire & West Midlands Police, he jointly established a successful criminal & child care practice, & after 21 years transferred to the Bar to concentrate exclusively on children’s matters. He joined  present chambers  in 2006 on their move from No. 6 Fountain Court to Cornwall Street.

Education and qualifications:

  • LL.B. (Hons) Birmingham
  • Admitted as a solicitor 1973 – distinction in Revenue Law
  • Member of Gray’s Inn
  • Member of the FLBA
  • Member of the West Midlands FLBA

Raymond‘s expertise

  • Children – Public Law
  • Adoption
  • Court of Protection

Raymond specialises in public law child care cases in which he has extensive experience. He was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel for 10 years, following its inception and until his move to the Bar in 2004.

Notable Cases:

Re ABC (Children: Overlaying Child) [2020] EWFC 57 – children returned to care of mother following co-sleeping infant death.

CW v NT & Another [2011] EWHC 33 – Informal surrogacy: welfare.

Court of protection

Raymond has undergone extensive training and is now accepting instructions in court of protection matters.