David Maddison graduated from Birmingham
University in 1993, and went on to study the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns
of Court School of Law.

After working in Manchester solicitors’ firms
for 14 months, he did his training in London.
He moved to Cobden House in 1999, and since then has practised in all
areas of family law.

David regularly deals with ancillary relief
cases, representing both husbands and wives, and has a growing expertise in
property disputes between unmarried couples.
He has dealt with proceedings ranging from those with very few assets to
multi-million pound cases.

In cases involving children he regularly
represents parents, grandparents and other carers. He has also handled several disputes with an
international element, such as where a parent wishes to emigrate with a
child. He has also represented clients
in several Forced Marriage Protection cases, and where there is a significant
risk of abduction.

Within care proceedings he mainly represents
parents, including those accused of the most serious acts of abuse and neglect.
He has also acted for local authorities and guardians.

He is a member of the Family Law Bar
Association, and taught advocacy on the Bar Vocational Course at Manchester
Metropolitan University for 8 years.
He is accredited by the Bar Council to accept Public Direct Access work.


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