All aspects of the law as it relates to children: Public Law: Care and adoption. Represents Local Authorities; parents; guardians; competent children.
Has expertise in cases arising from risk of radicalisation to terrorism. Also a particular interest in cases involving: death and serious non-accidental injury; complex and controversial medical evidence including fabricated illness; mental health issues.
Instructed in multi-party intergenerational sexual abuse cases requiring cross examination of vulnerable witnesses.
Significant experience of cases attracting media interest and requiring reporting restrictions.
Private Law: Instructed in applications for declarations of parentage and cases arising out of modern family arrangements. Acts in disputes –including allegations of serious harm- between parents and other significant adults in respect of children. Applications in relation to living arrangements for children including domestic and international relocation issues.
Recorder (Crime) 2009 (Family) 2011 Silk 2011
Experienced speaker both at Chambers seminars and as an invited guest speaker to external events including FLBA events and Experts' conferences.
Member and past Committee member of the FLBA
Member of the ALC
Member and Past Council Member of the Medico-Legal Society