Kyah is an experienced junior family practitioner acting in both private and public law proceedings, including fact-findings and contested final hearings. She is regularly instructed in cases dealing with allegations of physical and psychological violence, sexual abuse, neglect and parental substance misuse issues.
Kyah has also acted in cases involving vulnerable children who are victims of child sexual exploitation and grooming, and related applications for recovery orders or for the deprivation of a child’s liberty in relation to secure accommodation to safeguard them.
Kyah is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents, and children’s guardians. As someone who also practices in criminal law, Kyah benefits from having a broader perspective in circumstances where there is a concurrent criminal investigation or prosecution alongside family proceedings. She has frequently been instructed to deal with applications for disclosure from family proceedings into criminal investigations.
Kyah particularly enjoys cases which involve other jurisdictions and complex cultural considerations, and she is keen to further develop her interest in international family law.
Notable Family cases
LB v A 
Kyah acted for the Local Authority throughout these care proceedings which involved adjourning the first final hearing on the third day due to unexpected admissions made in evidence by a parent under cross-examination.
B v H 
Kyah acted for the Respondent Father in private proceedings arising from cross-applications to allow and to prohibit the Father to relocate with the parties’ child. The Father was granted permission to relocate.
A v A 
Kyah acted for the Respondent Wife in an appeal brought by the Appellant Husband against a consent order made at the conclusion of financial remedy proceedings the previous year. The appeal was dismissed.
C v C 
Kyah acted for the Respondent in a non-molestation order application in which her client had a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder and the medical view on whether the Respondent could properly understand the nature and existence of the order at all times was ambiguous.
LB v S 
Kyah acted for a Mother in this final hearing with a Child Arrangements Order being made to her client
LB v A 
Kyah acted for a Father with acute cognitive difficulties who was represented by the Official Solicitor. He required an intermediary at court, and regular breaks, in order to follow the interim care order hearing, which included evidence and findings of fact.
TH v JG 
Kyah appeared in a final hearing in the High Court representing one of two parents in a dispute regarding their child’s medical treatment.