Direct Access Barrister

Esther Cantor

Direct Access Barrister

Esther Cantor

I have many years experience in dealing with family matters, access to children, divorce, financial settlements. In addition, my practice includes immigration such as family reunions, deportation, bail and appeals to the First Tier, Upper Immigration Tribunals and Court of Appeal.
Regularly attend SEND tribunals advising parents, and schools.

Family cases in particular, access to children involving parental alienation, issues of serious implacable hostility, domestic violence, coercive and controlling behaviour.
Immigration cases in respect of family reunification, asylum, detention and deportation

Area of Law


Assisting children, young adults and parents in legal disputes relating to adequate provision of education, type of expert report required, resources available, who will provide and pay for the relevant resources


Represent at all areas of family law, with particular focus on dealing with allegations domestic violence, non-molestation orders, relocation and removal of children from the jurisdiction to Non-Haque convention countries, and child contact arrangements.
Regularly represent parents as well as grandparents in care proceedings, special guardianship orders, and adoption.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Dealing with the right to family life, private life and the right to a fair trial, with particular focus on immigration and family cases.

Extensive experience with immigration matters, regularly representing at the First-Tier and Upper Immigration Tribunals, dealing with asylum, humanitarian protection, deportation, EEA issues, entry clearance, settlement and the Points-Based Scheme.

What sort of work do I do?

Advise clients before commencing litigation and post hearings. Representing clients attending family courts at all levels, before magistrates, district or circuit and High Court judges.
Representing at First Tier and Upper Immigration Tribunals, as well as the Special Educational Needs Tribunals.

Who do I work for?

Helping clients facing issues of child contact involving parental alienation, domestic violence. Assisting with appeals and pre-litigation negotiations.
Clients applying to settle in the UK, such as spousal or family visas, asylum, humanitarian protection and Human Rights

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