Sean Middleton

I do both contact and finincial hearings. I appreciate that this is never an easy time for anyone gong through a divorce or dealing with contact and fanancial issses, either at the time of the divorce of after the seperation. I is a good idea to get a seperation agreement as soon as either partner leaves the matrimonial home. It is never a good idea to represent yourself espeically when things can be emotional.

My approach

I offer a direct and honest approach with clear explanations so you know what to expect legally. Surprise is never a good thing...

I offer a brief no charge telephonic consultatiion for piece of mind.

I believe that only lawyers benefit from going to Court. If I can settle a matter instead if going to Court this is my first approach.  However if litigation is the only approach I have a no holds barred policy. I defend my client's rights and position vigorously.

My work

I specilise in writing, intepreting and protetcing a client's position. I have helped clients enforce contarcts, get out of un fair contracts and improve their business Terms and Conditions. I write contract for clients engaging in International trade accross many sectors of commerce and trade. I am currently in the process of qulaifying to practice in California because England and America have strong trade links

About me

In the legal profession since 1994. Called to the South African Bar (Advocate) - 2004 and the English Bar (Barrister) - 2011.

I have rights of audience in England and Wales and I am still an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

What my clients say

"Sean is direct and to the point. He lets you know upfront what legal costs to expect, unlike some solicitors who just keep asking for more and more money, Sean puts in a lot more time than is reflected on the bill and the only time that I found him not avaiable is when he is in Court on other cases. His assesment of what CAFCASS was going to say was spot on. When I got the Report I was supprised and releived because I knew whet to expect. The other thing I did not appreciate about Family cases is that they follow a rountine of hearing and Sean unstood this and warned me what to expect and what would happen at the Final hearing. I can Highly recommend Sean. He was not the cheapest quote I instictively knew that he was the Barriter for me - KT Litigant in Person"

 

Sean Middleton represented me in a civil litigation case. He quickly go to the nub of the problem and fought a direct no nonsense case both before we went to court and then at court. We won the day and we won our costs back.
Well done Sean

Level of Service:Excellent
Knowledge Excellent
Replying to correspondence:Excellent
Returning calls:Excellent
Punctuality:Excellent
Advocacy in Court:Excellent
Your Bill:Excellent
Jeff Roberts Lay Client

“Mr Middleton provides an extremely professional service to the highest possible standard. Mr Middleton provides a thorough, understandable and balanced appraisal of your case, detailing the appropriate options available to you that ensures they are both realistic and achievable. This allows you to make a highly informed decision that is most appropriate for you. I would certainly recommend Mr Middleton to those seeking sound advice, counsel or advocacy.

Level of Service:Excellent
Knowledge Excellent
Replying to correspondence:Excellent
Returning calls:Excellent
Punctuality:Excellent
Advocacy in Court:Excellent
Your Bill:Excellent
S Wrighton Lay Client

“Sean Middleton is quite simply exceptional!

I obviously can’t go into detail, however a barrister which I had been working with for almost 6 months withdrew from the case 4 days before the hearing leaving me in a very difficult situation. After discussing the matter with Sean I was convinced that he was the representation that I needed and thankfully he took pity on me and agreed to represent me at very short notice.

In the intervening 4 days Sean worked miracles and the matter was settled on mutually agreeable terms prior to the hearing.

Sean is very straight talking, a man of action and above all else he looks after his client’s interest from the outset.

It’s a shame when you find someone who is so accomplished in their field but hope not to have need of their services on a regular basis, needless to say I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sean and have in fact already done so.”

James Bethell Lay Client 


I was extremely impressed with every aspect of Mr. Middleton’s work. He handled my case so efficiently and finding him was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I cannot thank him enough

Level of Service:Excellent
Knowledge Excellent
Replying to correspondence:Excellent
Returning calls:Excellent
Punctuality:Excellent
Advocacy in Court:
Your Bill:Excellent

“Sean Middleton is quite simply exceptional! 

I obviously can’t go into detail, however a barrister which I had been working with for almost 6 months withdrew from the case 4 days before the hearing leaving me in a very difficult situation. After discussing the matter with Sean I was convinced that he was the representation that I needed and thankfully he took pity on me and agreed to represent me at very short notice.

In the intervening 4 days Sean worked miracles and the matter was settled on mutually agreeable terms prior to the hearing. 

Sean is very straight talking, a man of action and above all else he looks after his client’s interest from the outset.

It’s a shame when you find someone who is so accomplished in their field but hope not to have need of their services on a regular basis, needless to say I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sean and have in fact already done so. James Bethell (Lay Client) "

“We are most grateful for obtaining the freezing injunction in the RCJ, today…our firm could have been financially crippled” – Rxx (Solicitors)

“Sean, thank you so much for the way you dealt with my case and justice prevails again -'a worthy win’!” - Louise Ball (lay client)

I had the honour and the real pleasure to meet Sean Middleton, and he did a fantastic job by defending my case in court. I want to take this opportunity of thanking him for all he has done in fetching my claim to a very satisfactory result. Thank you Sean for your help and assistance.  - Xavier Jahouel (lay client), Porvair Filtration Group Limited

Sean [Middleton] represented us in a hearing to obtain a possession order for a property that we own, after the tenant had refused to leave following issuing of notices. Despite the tenant pleading hardship and asking for an extended period to vacate, Sean was able to put forward a very good case for the period to be kept to the minimum allowable. The judge went on to grant possession within 14 days (the best outcome that we could have expected). Thank you Sean for your assistance.  - Justin Ives (lay client), property matter

I read your profile before actually meeting you and was very impressed. On meeting you at the Court you put me at ease with your knowledge and humour and carefully explained how you intended to conduct the hearing and fetch my claim to a successful conclusion. Both myself and my solicitor were very impressed with the obvious thorough preparation you had done and the professional way this was carried out. I take this opportunity of thanking you for all you have done in fetching my claim to a very satisfactory result. It was a real pleasure for both my daughter and I to meet you and I am very grateful that I had you representing me. Take care and my best wishes.  - Clarissa Stopp (lay client)

I have had the pleasure of working with Sean Middleton on a possession hearing in Croydon County Court and regardless of the distance Sean had to travel from, he remained committed and did an excellent job in ensuring that eviction of our client was not successful. An outcome that delighted the client.  - Deji Sijuwade, Senior Partner, Alfred James & Co

Just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for representing my young son throughout his court hearing on New Years Eve. Thanks for firstly giving up your time during the holidays, it was really nice to meet you and following the success of the case my son is now much happier and that he was also in good hands. It’s not often you feel at ease when attending court cases or hearings and your professionalism and dedication made our case smooth and the paperwork was all taken care of by you and your good lady. I hope that my younger daughters case is dealt by yourself too. Thank you once again and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone. A very efficient and well managed case from my perspective and I could not have been provided with a better service I am sure.  - Taffos O’Hagan (lay client)

Thanks [Sean Middleton] for all your hard work and professionalism throughout. Excellent job and a great result. - Emma Dion, Next Legal Department

When we left the court we went back to work to tell everybody how brilliant you [Sean Middleton] had been, even though we felt like we had “put been through the mill!” without your expert professionalism and clear knowledge of the law I am not sure that I could believe in the “wonderful British legal system”…having just read your story I know that we were meant to have you as our Counsel that day as I can quite see that you have all the necessary qualities determination and legal skills to ride out such opposition and triumph over adversity…once again, Sean, many, many thanks, you were just terrific!  - Tom & Sharon Dowds (lay clients), road traffic matter

Just a quick e-mail to say thank you [Sean Middleton] for successfully bringing my insurance claim to a successful close. You showed that you had read through my case notes and taken in what I said. You gave great advice during the short time that we had together before the hearing and explained everything that would happen in almost perfect order of what actually happened. All this together lead to a successful claim and a smooth hearing that I was comfortable and at ease throughout. - Andy Moore  (lay client)

Professional & academic

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Member of the South Eastern circuit
  • Association of Military Court Advocates (England & Wales)
  • Member of the Commonwealth Bar
  • Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
  • Legal Aid Certified (England & Wales)
  • Public Access Barrister
  • Johannesburg Bar (2006-2012)
  • AFSA; Commercial Arbitrator South Africa
  • Panel of the Legal Aid Board South Africa

 

 

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