Family Law:
Children – Public
Children – Private
Court of Protection


Law, University of Hull, 1992
Solicitor’s Final Examinations, College of Law, York, 1993
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, 1995
Qualified Solicitor-Advocate Higher Rights (Civil)


North Eastern Circuit
Inner Temple
Family Law Bar Association

Legal 500 2022:

Instructing Gaynor is a joy – she is the perfect combination of tenacity and grit with a down to earth, no nonsense approach. She is an engaging and clever advocate.’

Legal 500 2021:

Ms Hall is a hard-working and thorough advocate. She fights hard on behalf of her clients whilst maintaining a professional and empathetic approach. She is extremely well respected by her peers in the legal community and is always approachable for advice’


Gaynor is a former solicitor-advocate with over 25 years of experience specialising in Family Law, particularly in public law children proceedings.  She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and as member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2000 before being called to the Bar in 2013.

Gaynor represents local authorities, parents, interveners, family members and children of all ages. She has extensive experience in public law children proceedings including Secure Accommodation applications, Special Guardianship applications, Inherent Jurisdiction/Deprivation of Liberty applications and Children Act/Care/Placement and Adoption applications.

She is regularly instructed in the most complex and lengthy public law cases involving non-accidental injuries and sexual abuse. She has considerable experience of representing vulnerable adults and children including representing parties through the Official Solicitor. Gaynor appears in all tiers of the Court and frequently acts as Leading Junior in lengthy cases.