My role

I am a partner, sector lead for Private Legal services, and head of the Children's Team. I specialise in cases where a local authority seeks to remove children into state care particularly cases involving foreign jurisdictions, murder, radicalisation and serious allegations of non-accidental injury to children. I will often be asked to represent the children involved.

The directories say the following about me:

“Jas Tamber is the 'go-to' solicitor in the Midlands for child care work. Represents Guardians in the leading cases before the local courts. Trusted by judges and respected by peers. Has an amazing appetite for the work he does” (Legal 500 2019 – Leading Individual)

“Jas Tamber has experience in advising clients on childcare matters, including cases concerning sexual assault. One source highlights him as "personable, knowledgeable, thorough and tenacious." (Chambers & Partners 2019 – Band 2)

"Jas Tamber heads the public law team and handles complex child care cases, with expertise in cases involving radicalisation. Sources say: 'He is a firm believer in treating every case as if it was his last. His knowledge and experience of the law is first rate.'" (Chambers & Partners 2018 – Band 3)

“Jas Tamber is a standout individual for complex childcare matters. He frequently represents the interests of parents and children in difficult care proceedings, including cases involving in non-accidental injury and risk of radicalisation. Sources say: 'He is probably one of the market leaders in representing children in care proceedings.'" (Chambers & Partners 2017)

"Jas Tamber's focus includes public law children cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury, with specific experience in assisting parents with learning difficulties. One peer describes him as a 'terrific practitioner,' with another adding, 'he is exceptional and seems to have experience beyond his years.'" (Chambers & Partners 2016).

"Childcare law specialist Jas Tamber is highly recommended." (Legal 500 2016).

"Jas Tamber has a distinguished reputation for children's work, particularly complex public law matters. Sources single him our for his in-depth knowledge and 'good grasp of legal issues.' One peer notes, 'If we did that type of work we would be trying to steal him.'" (Chambers & Partners 2015).

My experience

I qualified as a solicitor in July 2005 and have almost exclusively specialised in care proceedings since then. I have represented parents and children in all levels of court at first instance from Magistrates to the High Court.

Notable cases

  • RO v Local Authority & Others [2013] EWHC B31 (Fam)
  • RO v A Local Authority & Ors [2014] EWHC 97 (Fam)
  • Birmingham City Council v AB & others [2014] EWHC 3090 (Fam)
  • S Local Authority v T, UN and Others [2016] EWFC 41
  • Re Y (A child: Care Proceedings: Fact finding) 2016                       
  • Wolverhampton City Council v JA & Others (ZK and another intervening) [2017] EWFC 62
  • Re C (A Child) [2019] EWFC B53

I was awarded the Hershman/Levy Prize for Outstanding Newcomer in Family Law by the Association of Lawyers for Children in 2010.

‘Jas Tamber is very personable and very hardworking – he is annoyingly good!.' Legal 500, 2021

My specialisms

  • Childcare proceedings
  • Assisting parents with learning difficulties
  • Non-accidental injury to children
  • Radicalisation
  • Adoption
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