- Matrimonial finance & property distribution
- Care Proceedings
- Private law child
- Public law child
- Trust of Lands and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
Areas of Practice
I am a well established Family Practitioner based in Liverpool, principally in Public Law Proceedings. I am instructed by all local authorities in Merseyside but also regularly represent parents and children.
Having conduct of applications on behalf of local authorities, which often involve several parties and complex issues relating to serious non-accidental injury and/or death has, I beleive, allowed me to develop good case management skills and an ability to identify key issues and communicate effectively with both professional colleagues and lay parties.
I regularly lecture on Family Law at seminars organised both by Chambers and other professional organisations. I chaired the 2010 Liverpool Law Society Family Law Conference.
1979 – 1982 University of Newcastle upon Tyne – LLB (Hons)
1983 Called to the Bar (Lincolns Inn)
1987 – 1988 Junior of the Northern Circuit
2003 Appointed Recorder (Crime and Family)
2007 to date Foundation Member of Liverpool College
2011 to date Head of Family Department, 7 Harrington Street Chambers.