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I have been a barrister since 1985 and a Family Arbitrator since 2012. I am a member of a leading London specialist Family Law set, namely the chambers of Nicholas Francis QC, at 29 Bedford Row.

I conduct arbitrations both by way of fully contested hearings - with counsel on each side and live evidence called - and by way of a "documents only" procedure in which the case is decided on the basis of written submissions.

I am prepared to conduct hearings at whatever location - within reason - is most convenient for the parties and any lawyers in the case.

I usually deal with administrative hearings by email or by way of three-way telephone conference, as this is most cost-efficient. If preferred there can be a face to face meeting.

I am very happy to provide a fee quotation in advance of being nominated as a possible arbitrator. I or my clerk would require only an email with a brief background to the case with an indication of the scope of the dispute, plus an indication as to the likely number of hearings envisaged.

I am also instructed to provide early neutral evaluations at private FDR hearings.

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