Specialising in all aspects of children work, including public law and private law work. Experienced in acting on behalf of the Local Authority, parents, extended family and interveners and the child at all levels of tribunal. Has acted on behalf of clients with difficulty in giving and receiving instructions.
Experienced in dealing with issues of finance, including applications in relation to child support.Acted on behalf of the alleged perpetrator in cases involving very serious injuries and sexual abuse.
Appeared in the Court of Appeal in public law case.
Appeared in the administrative court and Child Support Appeal Tribunal in relation to financial provision for children.
Experienced in acting on behalf of both tenants and the landlord in cases concerning possession and eviction, anti-social behaviour injunctions and orders and in cases concerning disrepair.
Acted in a number of cases for possession and injunctions based on allegations of anti-social behaviour, including drug dealing and violence.
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Acted on behalf of both claimants and defendants in cases involving injuries arising from road traffic accidents including claims involving multiple parties and claims against the MIB, slipping and tripping claims, industrial accidents and diseases and clinical negligence. Experienced in drafting pleadings for court and providing written advice on liability and quantum, including for the purpose of settlement hearings for children, patients and under the Fatal Accidents Act.
Experienced in acting in the County Court in holiday related claims (personal injury, spoiled holiday) on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
Experienced in the DWP appeals tribunal in relation to challenges to CRU certificate and in CICA appeal tribunal.
Also experienced in acting in Coroner’s court on behalf of the family of the deceased and other interested parties.
Regularly appears in the County Court and has experience in the High Court in a case concerning very serious brain injuries to a child.
Successfully appealed nil award in CICA concerning sexual abuse of a child and involved in a case concerning unlawful killing.
Acted in coroner’s court in case involving death in mental health institution resulting in verdict of natural causes aggravated by want of care and also acted on behalf of employer in case involving injury at work.
Experienced in acting in claims including building disputes and commercial disputes involving breach of contract. Provides advice on liability and quantum and has experience in drafting pleadings for court and in drafting contracts.
Experienced in acting on behalf of the debtor and creditor in claims for debt enforcement and insolvency proceedings, both personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency including winding up. Drafted documents for court including Statutory Demands and acted in cases concerning charging orders, possession orders and third party orders.
Interested in all areas of mental health law including appearances in tribunals and Court of Protection. Has received instructions on behalf of the patient, their family and the local authority.
Acted in Court of Protection on behalf of local authority in case concerning young adult patient who had suffered serious abuse at the hands of his parents in an application for a declaration as to capacity and placing the patient under the care and control of the local authority.
Acted in a number mental health review tribunals on behalf of both adult and child patients.
Education and Awards:
- LLB Law with Honours degree at Newcastle University
- BVC Nottingham Law School
Experienced in acting against self-represented litigants in both civil and family courts.
Work placement in large multinational communications company in commercial contracts department writing and advising on contracts relating to technical developments and intellectual property protection and sharing between 1998 and 2002.