ProfileStephen specialises in family law. His practice covers a wide range of applications including public and private children law, ancillary relief and domestic violence.
In ancillary relief Stephen represents wives, husbands and civil partners in financial remedy applications; dealing with parties who have modest assets as well as those who hold more complex assets in multiple jurisdictions. Stephen also handles financial applications for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. He regularly advises and represents clients with claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.
Stephen also deals with child abduction cases cases involving the removal of children to and from the jurisdiction to both Hague Convention and non Hague Convention countries.
His experience in private law children work covers contact and residence applications including contested final hearings where there are serious allegations of sexual abuse and violence. His strength is always keeping the focus on the welfare of the child regardless of the issues that adults in the case seek to litigate.
Prior to specialising in family law, Stephen had a mixed practice including criminal and civil matters. Representing clients with respect to a range of offences involving, harassment, sexual violence, fraud and road traffic offences. He regularly appeared in trials in the Crown Court and in Youth Court.
Stephen is eligible to take work on a Public Access basis.
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