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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare (Band 3)Midlands (Bar)
Family/Matrimonial (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Specialises in family law, dealing with children's cases, both public and private law, ancillary relief, court of protection.
Professional Memberships: Family Law Bar Association; Birmingham Medico-Legal Society.
Career: Children: He practises in children’s law, both public and private, specialising in public cases of complexity, sensitivity and gravity. He has considerable experience with serious non-accidental injury, brain trauma, sexual abuse and sudden death (suffocation, poisoning or trauma); serious “shaken baby syndrome” cases causing brain injury or death; and parents with Factitious or Induced Illness Disorder by Proxy. His cases involve complex and conflicting medical, psychiatric and psychological evidence. Well known for his knowledge of medical matters, detailed preparation, encyclopaedic memory and ability to examine upon complex medical issues. He appears regularly against leading counsel and as the “leading” junior in two counsel cases. Court of Protection Experienced in complex court of protection cases, both financial and welfare, acting for adults and children. Frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor and Local Authorities. He is renowned for his ability to quickly establish a rapport with his clients and explain complex issues in a manner which they can easily understand. He also appears in cases where withdrawal of medical treatment from terminally ill children is sought.
Personal: Birmingham University LLB (Hons); Called to the Bar 1982; recorder (crime) 2001, (private family law) 2003, (civil) 2003, (public family law) 2009.