Family Law

All areas of family law including ancillary relief and children.

Kevin is a qualified family law mediator (Children and Ancillary Relief) and is a member of the Family Mediators Association.


Kevin has presented several lectures and seminars as part of Trinity Chambers' Family team CPD programme delivered to solicitors.


After his first degree, Kevin read for an MA in Social Studies at Durham University where he also gained the professional qualification of Diploma in Social Work sponsored by the Home Office. Kevin gained his academic and vocational legal qualifications at Northumbria University before undertaking pupillage at a leading and specialist family law set in London.


Prior to becoming a barrister, Kevin worked as a Family Court Welfare Officer (what is now described as a CAFCASS officer) in the North East of England and before independent practice he was engaged as in-house counsel for a local authority specializing in child-protection matters.

Kevin is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University and Programme Leader BPTC . Kevin lives in the North East with his wife and four children.

Clerking team

Steven Preen

Lead Family Clerk

0191 245 9551

Family & Immigration Clerk

0191 245 9531

Family Clerk

0191 245 9530


01642 247 569

Direct Access Clerk

01642 247 569

Re C (Residence Order) [2007] EWCA Civ 886 [2008] 1 FLR 211 - Transfer of residence – Implacable hostility - mother refusing contact to father resulting in residence being transferred to father.