Molly Giles

Year of Call: 2005, Gray's Inn

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Molly specialises in all aspects of family law concerning children; public law care proceedings, adoption, private children law and domestic abuse. Molly is Tier 3 ranked in the Legal 500 UK Bar Rankings 2024 for Family: Children & Domestic Violence.

Molly regularly represents local authorities, parents and children and has experience of cases including serious inflicted injuries, sexual abuse, CSE, fabricated illness, deprivation of liberty, revocation of placement orders, opposing adoption orders, abduction, domestic violence, alienating behaviours and children giving evidence.

Molly is a tenacious and determined problem-solver and aims to work as a team with all her clients (both professional and lay clients) to achieve excellent outcomes. As such, Molly is readily contactable to discuss and assist in the ongoing management of a case.

Molly is committed to thorough preparation; allowing her to provide clear advice about how to pursue relevant aims and objectives.

Molly values the importance of engaging empathetically with clients and is personable and sympathetic in helping people deal with stressful and difficult proceedings.

Molly is approved as a pupil supervisor.

Molly is an incredibly robust and confident advocate and a real expert in complicated private children’s law matters. She can handle difficult clients exceptionally well. Her advocacy is exceptional, and her written work is equally fantastic.” 

Legal 500 2024

Notable Cases

  • Family Law

    Representation of children abducted to Pakistan and Northern Cyprus (TRNC) respectively.

  • Family Law

    As a junior to leading Counsel for a Local Authority in care proceedings concerning extensive allegations of fabricated illness by a parent including falsification of symptoms and unnecessary invasive medical intervention sought for the child.

  • Family Law

    Representation and advice in relation to jurisdiction on behalf of a child following a permitted relocation of a child to the Czech Republic and an application for a child arrangements order which pre-dated the relocation. This included consideration of the post-Brexit legal landscape and whether and how a request to the Czech authorities to transfer jurisdiction should be made.

  • Family Law

    Representation and advice in care proceedings as to whether the former same-sex partner of the mother had any standing to intervene.

  • Family Law

    Representation of children in private law proceedings concerning allegations of alienating behaviours, with a recommendation of change of residence.

  • Family Law

    Representation of a parent in care proceedings concerning a child with highly specialist medical needs.


  • Direct Access Accredited


  • University of Durham Law LLB (Hons) 2:1
  • Nottingham Law School: Bar Vocational Course - Very Competent


  • Gray's Inn Scholarship - Steen Award