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3PB

Chambers of David Berkley QC

3PB BOURNEMOUTH, 30 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH1 3PD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 292102
Fax:
Fax 01202 298498
DX:
7612 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk

Steven Howard

Tel:
Work 01202 292102
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk/profile/steven-howard
3PB (Chambers of David Berkley QC)

Work Department

Family

Position

Steven Howard specialises in family cases involving children, and is mainly instructed in public law cases. He is instructed on behalf of parents, guardians and local authorities in matters in which it is alleged that children have suffered non-accidental injury, and has expertise in cases involving chronic neglect, substance abuse, mental health problems and domestic violence.

Also advising in respect of private law children cases, Steven is instructed on behalf of parents and guardians in difficult contact disputes, and is used to dealing with demanding clients. He advises on the full range of s8 orders and is used to dealing with complex fact-finding hearings.

Cases include:

  • Re S (a child) (Interim care order: residential assessment)(note) [2015] 1 WLR 925
  • Re S (parenting assessment) [2014] 2FLR 575, acted for the guardian before the president of the Family Division in a matter involving the circumstances in which the 26 week time line in care proceedings may be exceeded and consideration of a s38(6) assessment of the mother
  • Re L (costs of children proceedings) [2014] EWCA Civ 1437, [2015] Fam Law 122, [2014] All ER (D) 65 (Nov), acted for a father in respect of an appeal brought by the mother against an order for costs in private law children proceedings.

Career

Called 2009; Inner Temple. Qualified initially as a solicitor and then obtained higher rights of audience while working for Aldridge Brownlee Solicitors LLP. Transferred to the Bar commencing practice in February 2010.

Member

FLBA; Western Circuit.

Education

Poole Grammar School; University of Durham (University College) (2002 BSc (Hons)), Bournemouth University (2004 CPE; 2005 LPC).


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Steven Howard - 3PBA meticulous advocate with the human touch.

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