Criminal & Family Law Barrister in London
If you are searching for a barrister in london to give you friendly but professional advice and guidance .. look no further. I have had wide experience in the dual practice of family and criminal law since I was called to the Bar over 14 years ago.
My record in Family cases covers the entire practice area from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court and has included representing parties in situations of family breakdown, matters under the Children Act and dealing with international child abduction.
My work covers Family Law disputes and applications and disputes over residence, contact and parental responsibility orders. I will undertake all aspects of case preparation and management and will represent parties through all stages of family court proceedings.
My experience in Criminal law covers both prosecution and defence work. Cases in which I have been instructed have included charges of murder, robbery, drugs importation and fraud. I am a Grade 3 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service.
In court I have developed a persuasive style of advocacy, whether prosecuting or defending, and have demonstrated a sound knowledge of case law and procedure and received praise for my clear and concise submissions.
Direct Public Access
I can accept instructions from members of the public without involving a solicitor.
I can advise you on your legal rights, negotiate on your behalf and draft documents or represent you in Court.
By instructing me directly you only pay for one legal advisor and your costs will be lower.
Being involved in a court case or family dispute can be a demanding and stressful time for anyone not familiar with the law. I can discuss matters with sensitivity and without resorting to complex legal jargon and – when it comes to it - argue your case in a rigorous and professional manner.
In the news
20th March, 2014
In September 2014 reports were made to the Metropolitan Police that children in North London were being sexually abused by a satanic cult. It was suggested that dead babies were being brought into the UK by couriers from all over the world.
A number of schools in North London were mentioned as was a McDonalds restaurant where it was said that the boss of the cult would make child sacrifices. Ricky Dearman was said to be the leader of this cult and a head teacher, local priest and police officers and CAFCASS officers were named as abusing children.
Today Mrs Justice Pauffley found that none of the allegations were true and entirely fabricated by Ella Draper, mother to two children who were said to have beeen abused. The man she accused of being the leader of the cult, Ricky Dearman was their father. The children were forced by their mother and her new partner to take part in filmed phone recordings in which they relayed a series of fabricated satanic practices.
The Judge found that the level of emotional and psychological harm done to the children was “incalculable”. The London Borough of Barnet has commenced care proceedings in relation to the children aged eight and nine.Older news