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Jay is an experienced barrister who specialises in all areas of family law. Jay was called to the Bar in 2001. His cases deal with the law relating to children, as well as divorce, financial remedies and injunctions.

Jay is ranked year after year as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500. In 2017 he was described as 'A brilliant communicator who can be trusted to make the correct tactical choices'. Last year Jay was described as 'both eloquent and intelligent - a class act'. This year Jay is described as '...counsel of choice for many solicitors who value his polished advocacy and exceptional client-handling skill'.

Jay is experienced in all aspects of children law, including arrangements for where children live and who they spend time with.

Jay has recently dealt with applications for leave to remove to India, Hong Kong and Israel.

Jay has particular experience dealing with cases involving parental alienation. Jay is currently instructed by a father, a consultant psychiatrist, in a case where the mother, a solicitor, had stopped all contact.

Earlier this year Jay successfully defended allegations of alienation made against his client, and obtained a costs order in his client’s favour.

Last year Jay appeared against leading counsel in a 5 day final hearing on an alienation case.

Jay is frequently instructed by professional clients including barristers, doctors and people in the City. Jay understands the importance of rigorous confidentiality and a high level of client service.


Jay acts for professionals and high net worth individuals in financial proceedings. Jay’s recent cases have involved assets being hidden overseas, inherited farmland, and the valuation of businesses and partnerships.

Jay has acted for a Euromillions jackpot winner, the wife of a Premiership footballer, and the wife of a Greek shipping heir.

Jay has a niche expertise in defended divorces, including the validity (or otherwise) of religious and overseas marriages. Jay is in demand for cases of forum shopping and jurisdictional issues. Jay is currently instructed on a Moroccan case in which the Attorney General has been invited to intervene. Jay is also instructed on a defended divorce relating to whether an Islamic religious ceremony performed in the UK gave rise to a void or voidable marriage.


Jay offers a free initial consultation by telephone to discuss what services he can offer in any particular case.

You can contact Jay's clerks at clerks@fourteen.co.uk and can expect a very prompt response.

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