I qualified as a barrister in 2012.
Before becoming a barrister, I worked as a tax consultant with Deloitte LLP specialising in VAT and other indirect taxes. My role involved both compliance and consulting work, and allowed me to develop a number of unique skills which have transferred to my legal practice.
I accept instructions across a range of both children and care law matters.
In private children matters I have experience in all areas of child arrangement disputes, including those involving allegations of domestic violence or with substantial Local Authority involvement, and I’m able to represent parents at all stages of proceedings.
I also have a particular interest in applications concerning non-parent parties. I accept instructions on behalf of grandparents, step-parents and Special Guardians and I’m able to advise and represent such parties from initial permission applications through to final hearings.
I have additional expertise in applications for prohibited steps and specific issue orders, ranging from matters concerning removal from the jurisdiction to school attendance.I’ve recently been involved in applications concerning removal to non-Hague Convention countries.
In addition to private children work, I have considerable experience in both bringing and defending Family Law Act applications.
In addition to my private law practice I also have a keen interest in public children matters and regularly appear on behalf of parents, guardians and local authorities at all stages of care proceedings. I also have experience acting for extended family members and others who seek party status.
I’ve been involved in cases involving non-accidental injury, mental health issues and drug/alcohol addictions, including the representation of vulnerable clients and cases proceeding in the FDAC courts.
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