reported cases

the legal 500 leading individualranked in chambers uk bar 2015Reported Cases

  • Brighton and Hove County Council v X and Others (Leave to Withdraw Care Proceedings) 25th April 2017
  • GO v EN & Ors [2014] EWHC 3622 (Fam) (17 October 2014)
  • Peterborough County Council v SU & Ors 2014 EWFC B92
  • Surrey County Council v AB & Others [2014] EWHC 1115 (Fam)
  • Re J and K (Children: Private Law) [2014] EWHC 330 (Fam)
  • Re C (Family Assistance Order) Magistrate’s Court of the Falkland Islands (2014)
  • Re A and B (Wardship and Supervision Order) Falkland Islands’ Supreme Court (2013)
  • Re A and B (reporting of judgment) Falkland Islands’ Supreme Court (2013)
  • T v S (Wardship) [2012] 1 FLR 230
  • Re J (child giving evidence) [2010] EWHC 962 (Fam) 2 FLR 1080
  • Re S (a child) [2009] EWCA civ 945
  • Re M [2007] 2 FLR 1006

Some recent cases

  • Numerous fact finding hearings where carers are accused of physically or sexually abusing their children and/or former partner (other parent usually found to be alienator).
  • Numerous implacable hostility contact cases.
  • Numerous intractable contact disputes.
  • Currently instructed on behalf of Lord Monson in relation to the death of Alexander Monson.
  • Representation of several children in the Falkland Islands (appointed by the court) Social Services found not fit for purpose the children were made wards of court.
  • Representation of mother accused of trying to murder her disabled child.
  • Representation of child where father accused of murdering mother (child in witness protection).
  • Representation of Local Authority where mother diagnosed with psychopathy, found to have subjected children to beating, injections and misrepresentation of their age and paternity.
  • Representation of mother accused of causing serious brain injuries to baby.
  • Representation of Local Authority where parents accused of fracturing very disabled baby.
  • Representation of grandmother where mother had absconded and was accused of GBH.
  • Child abduction (several).



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Personal, including interests

Two children, skiing, mountains, sailing, music, golden retriever named Sam, lacklustre member of weight-watchers.