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 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)

“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 have experience of representing parents and children in all levels of court 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

I am also a member of the Association for Lawyers for Children and was awarded the Hershman/Levy Prize for Outstanding Newcomer in Family Law in 2010.

My specialisms

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