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Jas Tamber

Partner

Partner in the care team

My role

I am a partner in the care team, sector lead for private legal services, and head of the children’s team here at Anthony Collins Solicitors. I specialise in cases where a local authority seeks to remove children into state care, particularly cases involving foreign jurisdictions, murder, radicalisation and 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 – a real leader in family law locally. His excellent legal knowledge and wealth of experience make him a real ‘go to’ lawyer for child care matters.” (Legal 500 – Leading Individual, 2022)

“Jas has a brilliant understanding of complex issues and demonstrates that in the way he talks to you and his ability to come up with some really excellent analyses. He has a meticulous approach and a down-to-earth personality.” (Chambers and Partners – Band 1, 2022)

“Jas Tamber is very personable and very hardworking – he is annoyingly good!.” (Legal 500 – Leading Individual, 2021)

“[Jas] is knowledgeable in child care law, including cases involving domestic abuse and adoption matters. Sources say he is ‘excellent in his field.’” (Chambers and Partners – Band 2, 2021)

“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 – Leading Individual, 2019)

“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 and Partners – Band 2, 2019)

“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 and Partners – Band 3, 2018)

“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 and 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 and Partners 2016)

“Jas Tamber has a distinguished reputation for children’s work, particularly complex public law matters. Sources single him out 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 and Partners 2015)

My experience

I qualified as a solicitor in July 2005 and have almost exclusively specialised in care proceedings since then. I was awarded the Hershman/Levy Prize for Outstanding Newcomer in Family Law by the Association of Lawyers for Children in 2010 and admitted to the Law Society Children Panel the same year. I represent parents and children in all levels of court at first instance from magistrates to the High Court.

Notable cases

RO v Local Authority and Others [2013] EWHC B31 (Fam)
RO v A Local Authority and Ors [2014] EWHC 97 (Fam)
Birmingham City Council v AB and 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] EWFC 30
Wolverhampton City Council v JA and Others (ZK and another intervening) [2017] EWFC 62
Re C (A Child) [2019] EWFC B53
Re: Z (Parental Order: Child’s Home) EWHC 29 Fam
Re: Z (Care Proceedings: Surrogacy) EWHC 589 Fam
Re N (A Child) (Termination of appointment of children’s guardian) [2022] EWFC B16

My specialisms

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

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