Called: 1982

Paul Storey KC

Paul Storey KC practises mainly in the field of children law. He has extensive experience in complex and high-profile High Court cases involving allegations of serious non accidental injuries and homicide especially those concerning scientific or medical issues. His expertise in the medical and scientific issues in relation to non-accidental injuries was recognised in the leading case of Devon County Council v EB [2013] EWHC 968 (Fam).

He has extensive experience in Appellate work in the Court of Appeal ranging through public law cases, private law cases, those with a human rights element, paternity, and disclosure. He also has significant experience in the Supreme Court, having appeared on numerous occasions .

Excellence Through Continuity of Representation

Publication and Lecturing

Regular lecturer at national and local training days. In the past has chaired NAGALRO National Conference, lectured at the JSB / Judicial College and to the Western Circuit Judiciary at Dartington on numerous occasions.

Has contributed several articles to Family Law Journal and a co-written chapter on the law related to kinship care. (Assessment in Kinship Care edited by Talbot & Calder 2006).

Personal Information

Married to Alexa Storey. Six children. Interests – spending time with my family, sport (particularly playing squash, table tennis and cycling) and watching football (season ticket at Fulham FC) and rugby (season ticket at Harlequins FC). Enjoying long walks and good wine.


Chambers and Partners 2021

“Storey is Stellar” “His advocacy is outstanding and his cross examination of experts is second to none”

Star Individual

Chambers and Partners 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

‘The perfect blend of an advocate, he is approachable but authoritative. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and uses it to enormous effect. He fights every case with incredible energy and commitment’

The Legal 500 2021

“[ Paul Storey KC ] has the command of the court, his cross examination of expert witnesses is exceptionally good – he never fails to hit the spot and nail the important point”

Ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 “In a category of his own when it comes to complex head injury cases. His cross-examination of medical experts is a wonder of the modern legal world, and he is one of the best advocates of his generation.” “Absolutely superb, he cruises into the case like a Panzer tank, and destroys the other side.” “The passion Paul Storey KC has for his cases is incredible. There are not enough superlatives to describe him.”

Notable Cases

  • A County Council v M [2021] EWFC 35
  • Re BB (Care Proceedings:Mid Trial Dismissal and Withdrawal of Allegations) [2021] EWFC 20
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council v C:Re S (fact finding) [2020] EWFC 71
  • Lancashire CC v M,F and C [2020] EWFC 43
  • Re J (Fact Finding Hearing in Care Proceedings) [2019] EWFC 73
  • Plymouth City Council v Wilkins and Vanselow [2019] EWFC 70
  • AA & 25 others [2019] EWFC 64
  • Plymouth City Council v Wilkins and Vanselow [2019] EWFC 60
  • Plymouth City Council v Wilkins and Vanselow [2017] EWFC 75
  • Bournemouth CC v A Mother and Ors [2017] EWFC 18
  • Medway BC v R and others (Participation of vulnerable parties) [2016] EWFC B104
  • Re AD and AM (Fact-Finding hearing) (Application for re-hearing) [2016] EWHC 326 (Fam)
  • Re A & B (Contact) (No 1) [2015] 2FLR 883
  • Re J (Vulnerable witness: Sexual Abuse: Fact finding) [2015] 1FLR 1152 CA
  • Re B (a child) [2014] EWCA CIV 843
  • Re A (A child) (Vulnerable witness: Fact finding) [2014] 1 FLR 146, FD
  • Re A (care proceedings: Learning disabled parent) [2014] 2 FLR 591
  • Re A (Sexual abuse: Disclosure) [2013] 1 FLR 948, SC
  • Re J (Care proceedings: Past possible perpetrators) [2013] 1 FLR 1373, SC
  • Re B (Care proceedings; Appeal) [2013] 2FLR 1075, SC
  • Re A (Disclosure) [2013] 1 FLR 919, CA
  • Re F (Paternity registration) [2013] 2FLR 1036 CA
  • Re G & E (Children) (Vulnerable witness) [2013] 2 FLR 1556
  • Re B (A child) [2013] 2 FLR 388, CA
  • Re C-G (Contact Order Staying Contact with Father) [2013] 2 FLR 1307 CA
  • Re M (A child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1905, CA
  • SB v A Local authority [2012] EWCA Civ 1269, CA
  • Re J (Children) [2012] 2 FLR 842 CA
  • Re L (Children) (Fact finding: Appeal) [2011] 2 FCR 247, CA
  • Re M (Children) (Fact finding hearing: Residence Order) [2010] EWCA Civ 67, CA
  • Re D (Care proceedings: Preliminary hearing) [2009] 2 FLR 668, CA
  • B v Torbay Council [2007] 1 FLR 203, FD
  • Re C (A child: Contact) [2004] All ER (July), CA
  • Re B (Non accidental injury) [2002] 2 FLR 113, CA