Care Proceedings

Megan Barlow

Solicitor Apprentice, Care Proceedings


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Megan Barlow is a Solicitor Apprentice in our Care Proceedings team, based in Manchester.

Professional Biography

Megan graduated with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Bangor University in June 2021. She started her career at Simpson Millar in July 2021, initially working as a Legal Call Handler, before becoming a Paralegal in August 2022, and then transitioning to a Solicitor Apprentice in January 2024.

In her current position, Megan works closely with Solicitors on their caseloads, performing a variety of tasks essential for efficient case management. This includes drafting letters to clients, preparing applications, and writing briefs for other professionals. She also assists in court hearings, supports counsel, and arranges necessary intermediary and psychological assessments to determine additional support needs for clients in hearings. Megan's responsibilities extend to arranging interpreters and representing clients at Public Law Outline (PLO) meetings, where she helps address concerns raised by Local Authorities and assists parents in improving their parenting to avoid care proceedings.

Megan runs her own caseload as well, specialising in private law matters involving children and social service involvement, focusing on cases involving children under Local Authority safeguarding and domestic abuse work. She has achieved successful outcomes for clients, including instances where the Local Authority has reduced their involvement with the family.


  • "From my first contact I thought the service was great, Megan Barlow first handled my initial call and clearly explained the process I would have to go through"



  • "Best Solicitors I have had the pleasure working with. I have had nothing but positive results over numerous instances working with Simpson Millar! I am genuinely so appreciative of the outcomes we have had, therefore I would like to personally thank Megan Barlow."



Megan’s journey from a Legal Call Handler to a Solicitor Apprentice at Simpson Millar demonstrates her dedication to the legal profession and her rapid growth in expertise. She is motivated by her desire to make a positive impact in the lives of families and children facing challenging situations. Her approach to law is grounded with compassion and professionalism, ensuring that she not only offers legal advice but also understanding and support to those she represents.

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