I became a barrister in 2014.
I am a busy junior family law barrister who advises and represents in court on the full range of financial remedies, TOLATA, Public and Private children law disputes, injunctions and domestic abuse cases.
I am frequently trusted with and instructed in lengthy and complex hearings and have represented several clients on both UK and international abduction and relocation cases, particularly involving Somaliland, Poland and the Dominican Republic.
Prior to becoming a barrister, I spent almost 18-months as a family law legal assistant in a medium-sized law firm in Birmingham. I worked alongside the Head of the Family department, assisting with the day-to-day management of complex care, adoption, contact and divorce proceedings.
I have experience in a wide variety of financial remedies matters. I am able to run a case through from First Directions Appointments through to Final Hearings.
I have significant experience in disputes between unmarried couples, in particular applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 applications and undertakes written advisory work as well as advocacy.
I am experienced in representing all parties in care proceedings, representing parents, prospective special guardians, children and local authorities in complex care proceedings. I also have experience representing clients with mental health issues and learning difficulties.
I am regularly instructed in multi-day final hearings and my cases routinely involve the cross examination of experts from multiple disciplines. My experience includes cases involving vulnerable clients, non-accidental injuries, domestic violence, applications for adoptive orders and cases proceeding in the Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC).
I also have experience in applications for the revocation of placement orders.
I regularly accept instructions to appear on behalf of both applicant and respondent parents in private law children matters. I have experience in a range of child arrangement disputes, including allegations of domestic abuse, international abduction and parental alienation cases.
I am frequently trusted with and instructed in lengthy and complex hearings and has represented several clients on both UK and international abduction and relocation cases, particularly involving Somaliland, Poland and the Dominican Republic.
I have considerable experience in representing both applicants and defendants in applications for declarations of parentage, non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
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