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Cynthia is an excellent Barrister and also amazing as a Mediator.

Zehra Tamkan, Connaughts

A strong negotiator in obtaining settlement in family and civil litigation.

Carole McKenzie-Walker, previously of Quinns Solicitors

Cynthia is definitely the person you want on your side at court.

Dawn J. Morgan, Client

The diligence and professionalism Cynthia showed really stood out.

Dawn J. Morgan, Client

Cynthia is particularly favoured by both the professional and lay client for her approachability and her ability to effectively communicate or relay complex legal issues and/or procedures.

Cynthia has a diverse history of experience.  Not only does Cynthia possess academic and vocational skills essential to the English Bar but has acquired academic, vocational and practical knowledge of other common law and civil law jurisdictions.

In civil, Cynthia appears for both claimants and defendants. Her range includes contract, tort and personal injury.

In family, Cynthia’s range includes private law, public law and financial proceedings after divorce (domestic and international).

Cynthia is an accredited mediator in all areas of law. Please see www.missmcmediator.com for further information.

Cynthia is qualified to accept direct access instructions.

Cynthia is a mentor for Kingston University’s Beyond Barriers Mentorship Scheme.  She also volunteers for the homeless charity, Crisis, each year.

 

Having worked with Cynthia on many cases, I have always been impressed by the quality of her advice. She has excellent skills in client care. Cynthia has a constant eye to detail and knows every inch of her cases. I have had the pleasure of instructing Cynthia on some complex matters and in each and every instance it has been a pleasure to work with her. She is proactive in her preparation of cases. She is reliable and very efficient in her responses. She offers a quiet and calm assurance.

Cynthia is not only excellent as a Barrister, but she is also amazing as a Mediator. Having attended some mediation sessions that were conducted by her, I can certainly say that she takes a pragmatic approach for all the parties concerned and she does not over complicate things but rather makes the process easy to understand by all parties. Having said that, if a matter is complex, she is capable of handling it. I refer my clients to Cynthia when they need to attend a Mediation and I do that without any hesitation, knowing that they are in good hands.

My experience with Cynthia has been excellent, and she is my first choice. I would have no hesitation in recommending her both as an outstanding Counsel and Mediator.” Zehra Tamkan, Solicitor, Connaughts

Civil litigation

Cynthia offers legal advice, drafting and advocacy.

I can’t rave enough about your service, I deliberated about changing legal representative so late in the game but I was blessed in choosing you. My court case dragged on for 4 years at a cost of many thousand pounds. I changed my legal team twice but I truly believe if I had met Cynthia earlier the case would have been wrapped up years earlier and saved thousands of pounds. The diligence and professionalism she showed really stood out and I would recommend her service 110%. Cynthia is definitely the person you want on your side at court.” Dawn J. Morgan, Client

Cynthia McFarlane is extremely professional in her practice [and] a strong negotiator in obtaining settlement both in Family and Civil Litigation. Further as a direct access barrister her advice and assistance to litigants is helpful and reassuring, her unique style and approach achieves great results.” Carole McKenzie-Walker, previously of Quinns Solicitors

Recent cases

R v B – successful defence and counterclaim in a multi-track claim against a millionaire;

M v Admiral Insurance (and others) – a serious multi-track road traffic dispute involving many claimants and defendants concerning unusual complex and sensitive issues of both fact and law;

Santander v R – successfully defending a solicitor’s firm in a professional negligence claim.

Family

Legal advice, drafting & advocacy in private law, public law, and financial proceedings.

Cynthia McFarlane is extremely professional in her practice [and] a strong negotiator in obtaining settlement both in Family and Civil Litigation. Further as a direct access barrister her advice and assistance to litigants is helpful and reassuring, her unique style and approach achieves great results.” Carole McKenzie-Walker, previously of Quinns Solicitors

Recent cases

  • M v G – private law;
  • London Borough of Lambeth (Re MF) – care proceedings involving sexual abuse and non-accidental injury;
  • O v O – financial proceedings following divorce concerning assets in different jurisdictions.

Pro bono

1 MCB Family Law Pop Up Clinic

Regulatory law

Appearing for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) before disciplinary proceedings involving nurses and midwives.

Also accepts instructions from nurses and midwives in cases before the NMC.

Recent cases

Substantive hearings involving patients’ deaths and professional negligence of nurses and midwives

Equine law

Cynthia is a horse rider. She has taken her passion for horses into the legal arena to provide advice and representation in crime and civil law in so far as they relate to equine law. Her website can be found at www.thehorselawyer.co.uk.

The particular areas of equine law that are covered include:

  • Horse welfare;
  • Road traffic law;
  • Buying and selling;
  • Horse passports;
  • Negligence;
  • Professional and clinical negligence involving veterinary surgeons;
  • Lease and tenancy agreements;
  • Regulatory law in relation to rules and disciplinary procedures of equestrian bodies;
  • Mediation (acting as a mediator or representing a party at a mediation).

Mediation

Cynthia is an accredited mediator in all areas of law for both parties and is available for either full day or half day sessions in face-to-face or online mediations nationally and internationally.

Please see www.missmcmediator.com for further information.

This was our first experience of the mediation process. We would recommend Cynthia McFarlane as a mediator to others.  We would definitely use her again and we are very satisfied with both the mediation process and the result obtained.” Ms S. Karim and Mr. S Patel

Cynthia is not only excellent as a Barrister, but she is also amazing as a Mediator. Having attended some mediation sessions that were conducted by her, I can certainly say that she takes a pragmatic approach for all the parties concerned and she does not over complicate things but rather makes the process easy to understand by all parties. Having said that, if a matter is complex, she is capable of handling it. I refer my clients to Cynthia when they need to attend a Mediation and I do that without any hesitation, knowing that they are in good hands.” Zehra Tamkan, Solicitor, Connaughts

Appointments

  • Mediator (in all areas of law) – please see www.missmcmediator.com for more information
  • CPS panel, grade 2
  • Assistant to Counsel to the International Criminal Court The Hague, The Netherlands

Seminars

Available for speaking events, training and seminars.

Cynthia recently delivered a family law course over a 3 month period to solicitors Shearman & Sterling LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Reed Smith, Ropes & Gray LLP, Travers Smith and Gibson Dunn.

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Regent’s University
  • LLB Hons Law with French Law (2:1), Kingston University
  • Diplômes d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises, Français Langue Etrangère,Lyon III, Université de Jean Moulin

Scholarships

  • Benefactor’s Scholarship & Blackstone Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple.

Hobbies & interests

Horse riding, Argentine tango.

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