Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
Family: Matrimonial Finance - London (Bar)
High-value financial specialist who regularly handles cases using the collaborative process, having trained as collaborative counsel. He is commended for his attention to detail and his sympathetic manner with clients, and is also a trained arbitrator.
Strengths: "He pays attention to the detail of complex cases." "He can translate the law into layman's terms and instils confidence from the minute he walks into the room." "A thorough, hard-working details man."
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Matrimonial finance, civil partnerships, co-habitation. Reported cases - MT v OT (No 2)  EWHC 2003 (Fam); MT v OT (Schedule 1 Order)  1 FLR 93; Sharland v Sharland  2 FLR 1367; M v W (Application after New Zealand Financial Agreement)  1 FLR 465; Sharland v Sharland  2 FLR 89; SK v TK  EWHC 834 (Fam); S v S (Non-Disclosure)  2 FLR 1598; Marinos v Marinos  2 FLR 108.
Called to the Bar 1995. Admitted to the New York Bar 1998. Pupil Supervisor 2004. Trained as Collaborative Counsel 2009. Appointed Recorder (Family) in London and on the South Eastern Circuit 2015. Appointed Arbitrator 2016. Appointed Queen's Counsel 2018. Elected Joint Head of Chambers 2021. Elected Bencher of Middle Temple 2021. Appointed Deputy High Court Judge 2021. Door Tenancy, St Ives Chambers, Birmingham 2018.
Joint Chair of the Bar Council Services Appointment Panel (2021 - date). Committee member - Resolution Dispute Resolution Committee (2011- 2015); Committee member - Complaints Committee of the Bar Standards Board (2005-07); Committee member - Family Law Bar Association (2003-08).
Education - Leeds Grammar School; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MA, LLM); Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass, USA (Visiting Scholar 1995-96).