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Specialist family law barrister with experience in acting for members of the public on a direct access basis in both children and financial family cases. My particular specialism are:

adoption (including cross border adoption and adoptions that have a foreign element involved)
surrogacy (including cases that involve children born as a result of overseas commercial surrogacy arrangments)
financial relief applications
abduction
child arrangements disputes ( ie: disputes about residence, contact, temporary visits abroad, permanent relocation abroad, change of name, choice of school etc... )
care proceedings

I undertake cases in the Family Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. I will normally respond by email within 1 working day to an initial request for assistance to confirm if i have availability to undertake your case. If i do, then following a preliminary telephone discussion of the work required, I will either explain why I am unable to assist or I will provide a draft contract with a fixed fee for the work within 2 working days of the first phone call. I do not undertake litigation and can only offer limited support with correspondence. Please note that my clerks are unable to manage the diary on this website and therefore my availability calendar should not be relied upon. My diary can be quite be quite busy at times and therefore I recommend that you contact my clerks as early as possible, and in any event at least 2 weeks before any hearing date that you would like me to attend.

My hourly rate for Direct Access work is £300+VAT. I offer my services on a fixed rate contract and the fee is calculated by multiplying my hourly rate by the number of hours I consider it likely that I will need to spend on a case.

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