She specialises in public law care proceedings, acting on behalf of parents and children, and has been involved in complex cases involving non-accidental injuries (NAI) to children, sex abuse, Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy, female genital mutilation, fabricated illness, neglect and all other complex areas. Denise has acted for many parents who have learning difficulties. She also acts for grandparents and extended families in connection with special guardianship matters. Denise advises on private law children matters, acting for both parents and extended family members as well as guardians.
She conducts her own advocacy at all levels, including the High Court. She has considerable experience with cases involving complex and conflicting medical evidence as well as cases involving a foreign/immigration element.
She has been a member of the Family Law panel since 1999. She has been a member of the Children panel (children representative) since 2001, and also BAAF and NAGALRO. Denise was awarded Super Lawyer status in both 2013 and 2014, and she continues to be one of the leading lawyers in her field of expertise.