Kim Holt


Research interests

Kim is Professor of Family Law at Northumbria University. 

As a qualified and practicing barrister at Trinity Chambers in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Kim continues a career in Child Protection and Family Law that spans over 30 years. As a barrister Kim is instructed in complex public law and private law matters, and she is committed to ensuring that individuals who experience a range of vulnerabilities have access to justice.

Kim has been involved in Serious Case Reviews as a Chair, Author and Committee member for 32 years, and her work in this area continues to have impact both in social work and legal contexts.

Kim continues to publish extensively in the area of Family Law.

Research Student Supervision Interests

Law, Child Protection, Legal Proceedings

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Law, University of Bradford

    - 2013
  • MA, Social Work

    - 1985

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister, Middle Temple