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Andrew has a significant public access practise, focussing entirely on family law. His experience involves representing parents, grandparents and other family members in difficult and protracted disputes - whether involving children or financial issues. He has also represented members of the armed forces, police officers, solicitors and barristers.

In private law, Andrew has experience of dealing with relocation cases as well as those involving BIIR legislation (including Polish, Slovakian and Romanian nationals). He represents and advises on cases involving Jersey and Guernsey law, particularly with regard to the removal of children from those jurisdictions to the UK (or vice versa) and recently appeared before Mr Justice Holman in a landmark case in the High Court successfully representing a family member seeking to reverse a decision to place a child for adoption.

Andrew has a particular interest in care proceedings and matrimonial finance. Andrew regularly appears in both the County Court and High Court, and also has significant experience in dealing with Emergency Orders and injunctions at Magistrate Court level. His practice is split between representing local authorities, parents and extended family members as well as children (by their guardians or directly) in public law matters.

Andrew has a growing practise in cases involving non-accidental injuries with numerous perpetrators and the involvement of significant medical evidence. He regularly represents local authorities and parents in a wide range of applications pursuant to the Adoption Act 2002 including those involving challenges to Placement Orders and Adoption.

Andrew undertakes matrimonial finance work having represented a variety of clients. He deals with cases involving pensions and advises and represents clients in TOLATA cases. He has represented many clients involved in farming cases. He also has experience of dealing with clients living outside of the UK (including the United States and Africa), particularly with regard to cases involving both interim and periodic maintenance payments. Whilst practising in the Channel Islands, Andrew gained significant experience dealing with Jersey Trusts within matrimonial finance cases, including those involving significant wealth (up to £15million) as well as dealing first hand with challenging litigants. He continues to deal with and advise on cases with an offshore element.

Andrew has advised in matters involving both pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, including on a joint basis for clients in same sex civil partnerships.

Andrew is accredited by the Bar Council to undertake direct public access work.

My fee structure is straight forward. I am able to be flexible with a payment plans to suit your particular needs. I will charge an hourly rate, particularly when giving you advice in the early stages, although an initial consultation may well be free of charge, depending on each particular case. You will be informed of how much my representation will cost before I start any work. If you wish me to attend court, you will be provided, in advance, with a breakdown of all the costs involved - there will be no 'hidden charges'. My clerking team will guide you through the process and assist you with the options available to ensure you are kept fully in the picture.

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