ProfileI specialise in complex cases involving all types of family situations in the Family Court and the Court of Protection. I have over 25 years of experience of dealing in the legal consequences of relationship breakdown: divorce and its financial consequences, disputes relating to children including international issues, child abduction, disputes between unmarried parents about their children in relation to the ownership of property and finance. I have represented a number of fathers who have successfully achieved a reunification with their children following false allegations of abuse. I have also successfully represented clients both for and against applications to relocate children to other counties.
I undertake welfare, financial and medical work in the Court of Protection. I have practised in the new Court of Protection from its inception and am familiar with its procedure and tribunals up and down the country. I am regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and hospital trusts as well as family members who are often caught up within such proceedings. I regularly advise and appear in disputes relating to deputyship and powers of attorney and generally in the management of money. I have a particular interest in marriage cases.
I took silk in 2015. I have been highly regarded as a practitioner in Chambers and Partners for over 10 years and as a junior regularly appeared in Band 1 for both family cases and cases in the Court of Protection. Others have described me as approachable, down to earth and as a very persuasive advocate.
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