I am an experienced barrister of 30 years' call, with expertise in
- Divorce, separation and money issues, for married and unmarried couples.
- Disputes over children - maintenance and contact
I deal with ancillary relief cases involving multi-million divorces, right through to disputes over tenancy rights
I also represent clients in disputes over child care and contact, whether acting for Father or Mother, Civil Partners or partners in same-sex marriages.
In all cases I will handle the issues with care, sensitivity and responsibility.
I have a very straightforward approach to litigation, with an emphasis on keeping costs low and negotiating a settlement if that is in the best interests of my client.
I have a keen eye for detail.
I have a very good record of handling cases with sensitivity, especially for nervous or disadvantaged clients.
I have conducted a range of serious cases.
In Children Act cases, these include at least five cases a year where a child may be subject to care or adoption orders.
I have very extensive experience representing parents in disputes over contact and residence, where my skills in negotiation and mediation are fully utilised.
I also represent many clients each year in financial disputes after separation, in Ancillary Relief and TLATA (unmarried couples) proceedings.
I have a Ll.B. in law from Sheffield University.
I was called to the Bar in 1983 and I have worked in Crime, General Common Law and Family Law.
Professional & academic
Ll.B. (Sheffield) 1982
Bar Practitioner Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1983
Diploma in Mediation, Regents College of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 2004