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Specialist in ancillary relief and related matrimonial law. The choice of leading firms of solicitors in cases involving substantial and complex assets. Regarded for the past seven years as the leading junior in this field on the NE Circuit ('Chambers Directory'): 'universally seen as the top man in the city' (2002); 'a silk in everything but name' (2003); 'the undoubted star of the region', 'impresses with his ability to grasp any complex matter simply' (2004); 'formidable', 'a fierce and relentless opponent who focuses on the larger ancillary relief cases' (2005); 'has an ability to analyse complex issues and to present them in a way that is persuasive and easily understood' (2006); 'a formidable cross-examiner with an incisive brain', 'the man you want for a tricky financial hearing' (2007); 'very, very bright, well experienced, the best on his feet', 'one of the most sought after ancillary relief juniors on the NE Circuit' (2008); 'commended for his formidable advocacy, with sources asserting that "you'd rather be with him than against him"' (2010); 'silk-standard experience and advice at a junior rate' (2011).
Called 1974; Middle Temple. Recorder 1995.
Common law (general); Family - matrimonial; Private client - probate, wills and family provision