In my wide-ranging and versatile practice I specialise mostly in Family, Property (including Rating and Planning), Local Government and general Civil Work, as well as representing and advising clients in Probate and Inheritance cases. I have acted in numerous landmark/reported cases, many of which are test cases for particular points of law and my clients appreciate my efficient, focused approach as well as the strength of my advocacy.
I am completely at home acting in sensitive cases which make use of my high-level negotiation and advocacy skills, and I have an innate ability to identify and focus on the relevant issues which is highly valued by my clients.
In my Family work I have particular expertise in dealing with private and public contested care cases and those involving mental health issues, in which my grasp of complex issues, coupled with a sensitive approach, helps me to support clients dealing with extremely difficult personal circumstances.
My matrimonial finance experience also includes complex cases including multiple issues such as trusts, overseas assets, pensions, freezing of assets, private and company assets and inheritance as well as more straightforward cases.
In Planning and Rating I have extensive experience of dealing with expert evidence, and advising on complex property and regulatory matters. One of my particular specialisms is in representing clients in complex cases involving commercial property.