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 InterestsLaw, Child Protection, Legal Proceedings
PhD, Law, University of Bradford- 2013
MA, Social Work- 1985
Barrister, Middle Temple2005