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Andrew is a highly skilled advocate specialising in Financial Remedy Cases, Private Law children act matters, financial disputes between cohabitees and claims under the inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Andrew is extremely focused on getting the best outcome for all his clients. He is meticulously prepared and has a keen eye for detail to ensure no stone is left unturned. His cross- examination is direct and efficacious.

Having been called to the bar over 40 years ago Andrew is highly regarded by his contemporaries and members of the judiciary. He has been instructed in a number of complicated and lengthy disputes involving complexities in respect of businesses, trusts, foreign assets, pensions and third party interveners. His experience allows him to give commercial, practical and focused advice to clients whilst remaining sensitive and empathetic to their needs.

Andrew is a keen networker and has presented a number of papers at national and international conferences, and has published several articles during his career. He is also a book reviewer for Family Law and a conference reviewer for International Family Law. He has been involved in training events for local solicitors and for four years was an advocacy trainer for Resolution.

Arbitration

Andrew is a qualified Arbitrator dealing with financial remedy cases (including TOLATA cases) as well as cases under the Family Arbitration Children Scheme. Arbitration is an alternative way of resolving disputes without protracted court proceedings, and in many cases can provide a more cost effective and speedy outcome for families in respect of child arrangements and financial claims particularly given the current delays that many experience with the courts. Andrew is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators. He also offers a private financial dispute resolution (FDR) service.

Selected cases

Examples of notable cases Andrew has dealt with:

  • Obtaining the whole of a former matrimonial home for the husband’s parents;
  • Obtaining a special guardianship order for the maternal great-grandparents of a young child;
  • Recovering a loan in excess of £200,000 for a husband’s mother;
  • Successively representing a parent on an application to permanently remove a child to a non EU, European country

Areas of Expertise


Professional memberships

  • Member of Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Oxford Medico-Legal Society
  • Member of the Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Resolution Advocacy Trainer
  • Member of the Overseas Editorial Board: “Journal of Legal and Social Sciences” Faculty of
  • Law in East Sarajevo
  • Member of the Publishing Council: “Law, Theory and Practice” University Business Academy in Novi Sad

Publications

  • Dealing with Smugglers (1982) 146 J.P. 231
  • Common Assault Sweet & Maxwell Practical Research Papers (1997)
  • Indecent Exposure and Outranging Public Decency Sweet & Maxwell Practical Research
    Papers (1997)
  • 12th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law [2008] IFL 205
  • Financial Provisions and Child Equality Family Finances [2009] 665 Bea Verschragen (ed.)
  • Children as Criminals – Is there a right age of criminal responsibility Pravni Život 10/2010.
    Tom II 139
  • Principles Applied in Cases Involving a Parent Moving with their Child to another Country
    Prani Život 9/2011 Tom I 997
  • International Society of Family Law [2011] IFL 274
    Is M for Mother? Applying current legislative frameworks on the implication of “genetically” parenting a child to the issue of mDNA transfer [2012] Fam Law 438 (co-author)
  • Foreign Assets in FR under Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and Civil Partnership Act 2004: a practical examination

Education

  • 1981: LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia
  • 1983: Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • 1993: Diploma in Management Studies, Oxford Brookes University

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Financial Remedies Webinar Series

Financial Remedies Webinar Series

42BR's Family Group is pleased to present a webinar series, comprising of three sessions, in which they will explore different elements of financial remedies cases.


Published: 1st Dec 2022

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