Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Family: Matrimonial Finance - North Eastern (Bar)
An authority in family law who is particularly adept at handling complicated financial remedy proceedings. He is further noted for his work on spousal maintenance as well as children matters such as contact arrangement orders. He is experienced across several court levels.
Strengths: "Roger is a brilliant advocate with tremendous attention for detail and who is really well regarded among the judiciary." "A standout financial remedies counsel in the region." "He is proactive, well prepared, robust and a fearless advocate. He provides clear and sound advice on complicated issues, manages clients' expectations well and negotiates good outcomes in court."
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Roger is one of the North Eastern Circuit’s most experienced, hard-working and highly regarded family law specialists. Practicing exclusively in family work, he is particularly renowned for his expertise in mid and high value financial remedy cases (including those involving complex company/trust structures and/or international elements) and in private law children matters, including cases involving apparently intractable contact disputes and/or alleged parental alienation. Over many years Roger has maintained a special interest in internal and international relocation applications, regularly appearing in such cases and delivering numerous seminars on the law relating to them. Roger also has considerable experience of appellate work, especially in the Court of Appeal, having appeared in numerous reported cases across the course of his career (including, as examples of many, in the international relocation cases of Re B (Leave to Remove: Impact of Refusal)  2 FLR 239, CA, and Re G (Removal From Jurisdiction)  2 FLR 166, CA). Roger is regarded as a very formidable performer, especially in the context of cross-examination, and is renowned for the thoroughness of his preparation, his attention to detail, his intellectual rigour, his tenacity and (where appropriate) his pragmatism, such that he undoubtedly inspires confidence in lay and professional clients alike. Additionally, Roger is very personable and approachable and extremely well regarded for his client-care skills.